May 20, 2024

OneBeat Virtual Fellowship Program 2022 for emerging musical leaders ( $1,500 USD honorarium)

Deadline: February 11, 2022

OneBeat Virtual offers a unique opportunity for Fellows to incubate ideas for new forms of virtual collaboration engaging communities around the world, supported by mentorship and collaborative exchange. Past participants have developed projects that foster diversity and inclusion, develop new technologies, broaden access to education, encourage economic empowerment, engage with issues like climate change, and build community resilience.

OneBeat is accepting applications for OneBeat Virtual 2022, which will digitally convene approximately 35 musicians from 50 eligible countries and territories. This fully virtual residency program will take place from July 11th – September 6th, 2022. During this 8-week period, OneBeat Fellows will investigate new forms of virtual collaboration, form ensembles to write, produce, and perform genre-defying work, attend virtual masterclasses and open-studios, participate in online workshops, propose new forms of online collaboration, and produce a streaming final concert for the public. Fellows will also have the opportunity to incubate ideas for new forms of virtual collaboration engaging communities around the world. This OneBeat program will offer a unique opportunity for mentorship and collaborative exchange, towards the development of these ideas.

OneBeat Virtual is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation.



Applicants must be ages 19-35 to apply.

Country or Territory of Origin

OneBeat Virtual Fellows must currently live full-time in one of the 50 eligible countries and territories. We also seek applicants who have not had extensive global exchange and performance opportunities in the U.S. and Abroad.

Eligible Countries and Territories – Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

English Proficiency

Applicants should be able to converse in and understand basic English, as it will be the common language of the OneBeat Virtual program.


Fellows will receive a $1,500 USD honorarium and a modest per diem for their online participation.

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