OneBeat 2018 Application

The Application is now closed.

If you have a question or issue with your submitted application, feel free to email for assistance.

DEADLINE Applications are due by 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, USA) Feb 9, 2018.

NOTIFICATION Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by the end of May, 2018.

PROGRAM OneBeat 2018 will take place from September 12 – October 14, 2018.

CONTACT If you have questions please contact

2018 Countries and Territories

Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe


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.

For more information about the program, click here.