The Jakarta Post
OneBeat encourages all musicians aged 19 to 35 to apply, including those without formal training. (Shutterstock/File)
Music exchange program OneBeat 2019 is currently accepting applications.
Founded in 2012, OneBeat is an annual international music residency and cultural exchange initiative. It is sponsored by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the United States and produced by NGO Found Sound Nation.
This year, OneBeat is looking for musicians aged between 19 and 35 from 45 countries, including Indonesia, to apply for its 2019 program. The one-month program will be held next year.
Participants will be flown to the US for an open residency where they are encouraged to write, produce and perform original music. They then go on tour, collaborate with local musicians and lead workshops.
They will also set out their plans for the future and develop music-driven social enterprise projects in their respective countries.
The application period ends on Dec. 21 and applicants will be notified of the review panel’s decision by the end of March. (iru/kes)