OneBeat is an international music exchange that celebrates musical collaboration and social engagement through innovative people-to-people diplomacy. The OneBeat Accelerator provides a micro-grant to Alumni for the development and implementation of follow-on projects which support democratic principles and address topics such as access to education, community resilience, economic empowerment, media literacy, and youth empowerment.

Applications were reviewed by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, OneBeat staff, and guest artists. And out of the nine recipients, Jason Kunwar, 2019 alumni from Nepal, has won the award to lead the Second Edition of Confluence, 2020.