Open call: OneBeat 13 and 14 music exchanges in the US

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OneBeat 13 (April and May) and OneBeat 14 (September and October) will bring 50 total musicians aged between 19 and 35 years from select countries to collaboratively write, produce and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. Each session begins with a residency followed by a tour.

OneBeat fellows will perform for a wide array of American audiences, collaborate with local musicians and lead workshops with youth. After the programme, OneBeat musicians will return to their home countries and communities to develop projects linked to mutually-reinforcing networks of music-driven social enterprises.

The call is open to musicians from the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela

Click here for more information about eligibility and to submit a free application. Applicants may also find frequently asked questions here.

Interested artists should first register here and apply before 15 September. Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by 31 December. Any questions regarding this call should be sent via email at

OneBeat is an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with New York-based music organisation Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation.

For over a decade, OneBeat has been redefining music diplomacy through a suite of programmes employing collaborative music-making as civic discourse. Young musicians from around the world explore how artists, communities and institutions can work together to rejuvenate local economies through music, technology, and the creative arts.

OneBeat is a global community of tastemakers who link their artistic processes with the betterment of their communities.

View the original call here.  

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Written by: Soft FM Radio Staff

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