Deadline:

 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, USA) Dec 21, 2018.

Location:

 

 USA.

(Fully Funded)

Description

ONEBEAT: U.S. Music Fellowship Opportunity for Young Musicians

OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. OneBeat is an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation.

More Details

 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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Music Arts

*All areas in relation to music theme.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, JordanLebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, and Palestine, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

Timeline:

  • Application Deadline: Applications are starting from November 19 to the 21st of December 2018.
  • Notification Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by the end of March 2019.
  • PROGRAM OneBeat 2018 will take place from September 12 – October 14, 2018.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  1. Musical Excellence – A high level of performance, composition, improvisational, production and/or technological skill. Ideally OneBeat musicians will be innovating stylistically, lyrically, or technologically within their musical worlds.
  2. Collaboration – Applicants’ willingness to reach across cultural and musical divides in creating original music or re-interpreting traditional music, while respecting the essence of each tradition. Applicants should be prepared to try new things musically.
  3. Social Engagement – Musicians who have used music to serve their communities or greater societies. This might consist of guiding young people in music education, addressing social or political issues through musical content, reviving dying musical traditions, and more.
  4. Age – Applicants must be between 19-35 years old.
  5. English Proficiency – Applicants should be able to converse in and understand basic English, as it will be the common language of the OneBeat program.
  6. Country or Territory of Origin – OneBeat Fellows must currently live full-time in one of the 40 eligible countries and territories. We also seek applicants who have not traveled extensively to the U.S. or have rarely performed in the U.S.
  7. Internet Proficiency – Whenever possible, OneBeat Fellows should actively use email and be able to connect to the internet to participate in OneBeat website-based activities.
  8. Applicants should plan to write about their musical background and interests as well as future projects and goals. Applicants will be asked to submit 3-5 samples of their solo and collaborative work (both audio and video are accepted).

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The OneBeat program covers all Fellows’ travel, transportation, food, and lodging. We also offer a modest stipend.
  • While we are 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.

How to Apply

First Step: Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before beginning your application.

Second Step: Please register to start a new application from “Apply Now” button below.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Salma Aittaleb/Morocco

Reviewed by”Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt

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