About the program/Scholarship:
OneBeat is offering an exchange program for musicians of all genres in the United States in the spring and fall of 2023.
OneBeat offers musicians the opportunity to collaborate on new projects and to explore new musical traditions. Rather than showcasing solo talent, OneBeat musicians will work together across stylistic and cultural divides in pursuit of new musical possibilities.
The OneBeat program covers all Fellows’ travel, transportation, food, and lodging. It also offers a modest stipend. While it is not able to pay performance fees, OneBeat offers Fellows a chance to create new material, establish lifelong musical partnerships and friendships, learn new marketable skills, tour the US, and develop professional connections.
- Applicants must be 19 or older by the start of the program (April 1, 2023) and 35 or younger at the end of the program (October 31, 2023).
- Musicians from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with or without formal musical training. We welcome music of all genres, including but not limited to: traditional/folk, hip hop, experimental, electronic, jazz, classical, sound design, beat-making, multimedia art, or any combination of these styles. In additional to full-time professional musicians, we also invite adventurous musicians who double as community organizers, instrument builders, writers, videographers, musicologists, educators, storytellers, dancers, shadow-puppeteers, and more.
- Musicians who have a strong commitment to their communities and who are seeking new ways to engage in youth development, music education, music therapy, conflict resolution, a global dialogue through music, and other ways of working towards more egalitarian and democratic societies.
Nationality: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia
Age: 19 – 35
How to Apply:
Register on the website to send your personal information, CV, musical background and interests as well as future projects and goals. You will also be asked to submit 3-5 samples of their solo and collaborative work (both audio and video are accepted).