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2024 Countries and Territories

Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, United States


OneBeat Taiwan is accepting applications for dynamic musician-educators from Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the United States interested in developing tools for music education and uplifting indigenous traditions within the region. Twelve fellows, ages 19-35, will be selected to participate in an intensive two-week musical residency in Hualien on Taiwan’s east coast. One of the least populous areas in Taiwan due to its mountainous terrain, Hualien is also home to a number of indigenous communities and families, who make up nearly 30% of the population. Fellows will collaborate with local musicians, engage with youth and lead creative workshops that reflect the deep knowledge and resilient traditions of these communities. OneBeat Taiwan is organized in collaboration with guest Artist Director, composer and educator Sayun Chang, who has a deep history as an educator in Taiwan and has been working in Hualien since 2020.

OneBeat Taiwan is the 9th iteration of OneBeat Abroad, a series of programs which bring the transformational experience of OneBeat to countries around the globe, through an annual residency in partnership with alumni. Accepted Fellows will receive a modest stipend, and all travel, housing, food and accommodations will be provided.

OneBeat Taiwan is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in partnership with the American Institute in Taiwan and produced by Found Sound Nation with additional support from the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia.