One Beat 2020

OneBeat is a music exchange and incubator 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.

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, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy.

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Deadline:  Applications are due by 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, USA) December 20, 2019.

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).

Age requirement:  Applicants must be 19 or older by the time of the program (September 2020) and 35 or younger at the end of the program (October, 2020).

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