DEADLINE Applications are due by April 3, 2023 5:00 PM EDT.
NOTIFICATION Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by May 31, 2023.
PROGRAM OneBeat Borneo will take place August 14, 2023 - August 28, 2023.
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2024 Countries and Territories
Indonesia, Malaysia, United States
OneBeat Borneo will convene 12 musicians from Indonesia, Malaysia and the United States to co-create original music and develop music-driven strategies to connect people across the region through collaboration and dialogue.
Based in West Kalimantan from August 14-28, 2023, OneBeat Borneo is a fellowship program open to adventurous and socially engaged musicians (ages 19-35). OneBeat Borneo fellows will unite through sound and performance to create original music, collaborate with guest artists, lead community workshops and present a final performance in Pontianak informed by important conversations about the island’s shared history, rapid development and pressing environmental challenges.
OneBeat Borneo’s theme, “Pararaung: Sonic Coexistence”, invites fellows to explore concepts of adaptation, coexistence and interconnectedness, as exemplified by Borneo’s diverse ecosystems, through a sonic lens. Through shared dialogue and exploration, fellows will reflect upon Borneo’s social and environmental issues while exchanging with local community members. OneBeat Borneo’s Artistic Director is OneBeat alumnus Nursalim Yadi Anugerah, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and musicologist based in Pontianak, Indonesia.
OneBeat Borneo is a cultural diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation.