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DEADLINE Applications are due by March 10, 2021 5:00 PM EST.

NOTIFICATION Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by May 17th 2021.

SCHEDULE Each OneBeat Virtual fellowship involves 28 working days over 8-weeks to allow for asynchronous offline interaction and development time. Please see the FAQ’s for more details. Applicants will be considered for both fellowship dates, but assigned to only one virtual residency once selected. Applicants may list a date preference, but preferences cannot be guaranteed.

PROGRAM Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 exchange activities will be conducted online. OneBeat Virtual is comprised of two independent virtual fellowships (July 12 - September 6, 2021 & September 20 - November 17, 2021)

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2021 Countries and 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


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

For more information about the program, click here.