December 20th, 2019.



(Partially Funded)


OneBeat 2020

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 begins with an opening residency, when Fellows collaborate to create original material, record new musical ideas, and incubate their projects.

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OneBeat is a musical journey like no other. It is a chance for adventurous musicians from an incredible diversity of traditions to seek common ground, create new musical combinations, push the boundaries of music technology, and find ways to involve all members of society in the process of musical creativity.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Music Arts

Required Languages


Eligible Countries

Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, and Palestine.

Program Period

  • NOTIFICATION Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by March 31, 2020.
  • PROGRAM OneBeat 2020 will take place September/October 2020 (dates TBD).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Age – Applicants must be between 19-35 years old.
  • English Proficiency – Applicants should be able to converse in and understand basic English, as it will be the common language of the OneBeat program.
  • Country or Territory of Origin – OneBeat Fellows must currently live full-time in one of the 44 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.
  • 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.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

The OneBeat program covers all Fellows’ travel, transportation, food, and lodging. The program also offers a modest stipend. While the program 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.

How to Apply

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

Second Step: Register here to start a new application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Amina Hamed / Egypt

Reviewed by” Rahaf Elkhodary/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team