OneBeat is open to musicians ages 19-35. Applicants must be 19 or older at the time of the application and 35 or younger at the end of the program (October 6th, 2013).
Applicants must be residents and citizens of the following countries:
Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Egypt, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam.
Important Information for Applicants:
Audio/Video Application Materials:
- All musical backgrounds are welcome. Musicians from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with or without formal musical training, from all genres, including but not limited to: hip hop, traditional, 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.
- Collaboration is central. 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 across stylistic and cultural divides in the pursuit of new musical possibilities.
- OneBeat is socially engaged. We are looking for 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, and other ways of working towards more egalitarian and democratic societies.
- OneBeat is a FREE program! (but not a paying gig) The OneBeat program covers all Fellows' travel, transportation, food, and lodging costs. We also offer a modest stipend. While we are not able to pay performance fees, OneBeat offers Fellows visibility, along with a chance to create new material, establish lifelong musical partnerships, learn new marketable skills, and develop professional connections.
Potential applicants should plan to write about their musical background and interests as well as future projects and goals. Applicants will submit 3-5 samples of their solo and collaborative work (both audio and video are accepted).
- Musical Excellence – A high level of performance, composition, improvisational, production and/or technological skill.
Ideally OneBeat musicians will be innovating either stylistically, lyrically, or technologically within their musical worlds.
- Collaboration — Applicants’ willingness to cross cultural and musical divides in creating original music, or re-interpreting
traditional music, while respecting the essence of each tradition.
- Social Engagement - Musicians who have used music to serve their communities or greater societies. This might consist of
starting a music school, promoting peace and democracy through musical content, reviving dying musical traditions, and more.
- Age – Applicants must be 19-35 years old.
- English Proficiency – Applicants should be able to converse in basic English, as it will be the common language of all OneBeat
fellows. Interpreters will be provided during the first and last days of the program if necessary.
- Country of Origin – OneBeat Fellows must live full-time in one of the 40 eligible countries and territories, and have not traveled
extensively to the U.S. or have rarely performed in the U.S.
- Internet Proficiency – When possible, OneBeat Fellows should actively use email and be able to connect to the internet to
participate in OneBeat website-based activities.