OneBeat Virtual Residency
OneBeat Virtual is redefining music diplomacy through a suite of programs designed to use collaborative music creation to promote civic discourse. Young musicians (ages 19-35) will explore how artists, institutions and communities can work together to rejuvenate local economies through music, technology, and the creative arts. Fellowships are incubators for music-based social entrepreneurship where innovative musicians from around the world launch collaborative projects designed to make a positive impact on local and global communities.
OneBeat Virtual will digitally convene 70 musicians (ages 19-35) 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. They encourage the development of projects that explore innovations within a particular field of arts engagement, digital media, or technology.
Eligible Countries & Territories: Albania, Algeria, Barbados, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greenland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.
The application is online with deadline 10 March 2021. Applicants may list a date preference, but preferences cannot be guaranteed. Each OneBeat Virtual fellowship involves 28 working days over 8-weeks to allow for asynchronous offline interaction and development time. Musicians and sonic artists, ages 19-35, from eligible countries and territories are invited to apply. Fellows will receive a $1,500 USD honorarium, a per diem for online work sessions, and, based on individual need, a small subsidy for technical support. Selected Fellows and Alternates will be notified by May 17th, 2021. Here you can read more about eligibility, FAQs, or selection criteria.