Now in its fifth year, OneBeat is cultivating a ground breaking international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music. An initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the ground breaking New York-based music organisation Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy.
The organisation is currently seeking applicants who excel in the following areas:
Musical Excellence & Innovation – A high level of performance, composition, improvisational, production and/or technological skill.
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-political issues, reviving dying musical traditions, etc.
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.
Do you have what it takes to collaborate with over 100 artists from 38 countries? Read more here.