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Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

OneBeat Virtual Residencies

OneBeat announces an exciting new series of virtual exchanges in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: OneBeat Virtual and OneBeat Lebanon.

OneBeat Virtual

OneBeat Virtual will digitally convene 70 musicians from up to 44 countries and territories in two separate virtual residencies taking place July 12 – September 6, 2021 and September 20 – November 17, 2021.  Each program will offer a fully virtual residency and exchange program with musicians from around the globe. Over the course of 8-weeks, OneBeat Virtual Fellows will investigate new forms of virtual collaboration, form ensembles to write, produce, and perform genre-defying work, attend virtual masterclasses and open-studios, lead online workshops, and produce a streaming final concert for the public. Fellows will also have the opportunity to pursue self-directed projects during the Fellowship. These projects will address a particular community and focus on community engagement and participation. We encourage the development of projects that explore innovations within a particular field of arts engagement, digital media, or technology.

OneBeat Virtual is accepting applications for participation in either OneBeat V.1 or OneBeat V.2. Applications close on March 10, 2021.

OneBeat Lebanon

OneBeat is accepting applications for OneBeat Lebanon, the fifth installment of its OneBeat Abroad series. OneBeat Lebanon will digitally convene 10 Lebanon-based musicians and two U.S.-based musicians for an intensive residency to co-create original work and to develop civically engaged music initiatives. During the 3-week intensive digital residency, 12 OneBeat Lebanon Fellows will form ensembles to write, record, produce, and perform genre-defying work, re-invent existing music, lead online workshops with refugee youth, attend virtual masterclasses and produce a streaming final concert for the public. This virtual program will draw inspiration from the music of their ancestors, and the fundamental musicality that predates language itself, posing the question: What if, in a parallel universe, music was the only language? OneBeat Lebanon is an initiative of the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and produced by Found Sound Nation. This program was produced with the generous support of the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. 

Musicians and sonic artists, ages 19-35, from Lebanon and the United States are invited to apply. For OneBeat Lebanon applications close on February 26, 2021.

Read more information and register for both residencies here.

OneBeat brings together emerging musical leaders from around the world to collaboratively create original work and to develop a global network of civically engaged music initiatives. An initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy.

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