We’re thrilled to announce that applications are now open for first-ever OneBeat Balkans program! If you’re a musician from Albania, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, (or a U.S. OneBeat alum), we encourage you to apply now! The fully-funded program will run February 1-24, 2019. To apply, visit: apply.balkans.1beat.org
OneBeat Balkans is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State Department, 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.
OneBeat Balkans will bring together 15 socially engaged musicians from Albania, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, and the United States to collaboratively create music and multi-disciplinary works, lead public workshops, and use the arts to establish trust and encourage economic development in a divided region. This 24-day program will include a 14-day residency based at the in the Rugova Mountains in Kosovo, followed by a 10-day tour through Pristina (Kosovo), Skopje (Macedonia), Tirana (Albania), Belgrade (Serbia), Novi Sad (Serbia), and Zagreb (Croatia).