Opportunity for musicians : OneBeat Virtual 2022 applications open

OneBeat Virtual 2022 application is now open. Applications are due by February 11,  2022 5:00 PM EST. 

OneBeat is accepting applications for OneBeat Virtual 2022. This fully virtual residency  program will take place from July 11 – September 6, 2022. During this 8-week period,  OneBeat Fellows will investigate new forms of virtual collaboration, and work together to  write, produce, and perform new musical works.

The fellowship involves 28 working days  over 8-weeks to allow for both online connection and asynchronous offline project  development time. Selected Fellows will attend virtual masterclasses and open-studios,  participate in online workshops, and produce a final concert streamed to a global  audience. 

OneBeat is the gathering place for the musical leaders of the 21st century. Launched in 2012, OneBeat began as an annual U.S-based residency and tour program that brings early-career musicians together from around the globe to collaboratively write, produce and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based civic and social engagement. Since then, OneBeat has grown into a constellation of programs around the globe, including the flagship OneBeat program, OneBeat AbroadOneBeat VirtualOneBeat Accelerator, OneBeat Industries, and the OneBeat Institute.

Applicants must be between 19 and 35 year old during the program dates. Past Zimbabwean participants include Othnell Moyo who is known as Othnell Mangoma, Hope Masike, Tariro Ruzvizvo, popularly known in musical circles as Tariro NeGitare

The US government run project is 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, including guiding young people in music education, addressing social-political issues, reviving dying 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. 

DEADLINE Applications are due by February 11, 2022 5:00 PM EST. 

NOTIFICATION Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by the end of May 2022. 

PROGRAM OneBeat 2022 will take place July 11, 2022 – September 6, 2022. CONTACT If you have questions please contact apply@1beat.org 

Application Link: https://onebeat virtual 2022.fsn-apply.org/

credit _ image _ US Embassy Harare

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