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Applications open March 1 - 31, 2023

Based in Georgia from July 10-31, 2023, the Sound Bridge project will bring together 12 musicians (ages 20-40 years) from Armenia, Georgia, and Türkiye to co-create original music and develop creative approaches to dialogue. The goal of Sound Bridge is to build camaraderie between musicians who are interested in community engagement and connect people across the region through artistic collaboration.

The Sound Bridge program will begin with a residency in Svaneti, Georgia, where selected Fellows will create new musical works, producing an album of recorded material and several short videos. The program will conclude with performances and workshops in Tbilisi, Georgia from July 28-31, 2023.

The residency, based in the picturesque village of Lakhushdi, in the mountains of the Svaneti region of Georgia, will take place at the Lakhushdi House of Song, a rustic music residency center run by a family of local musicians and artists. After two-and-a-half weeks in Svaneti, the group will travel to Tbilisi to share some of the work they have created during the residency. For more information, visit the application page.

Sound Bridge is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State produced by Found Sound Nation. Found Sound Nation (FSN) leads some of the world’s most prestigious arts-based intercultural exchanges, including OneBeat and the Dosti Music Project. FSN’s programs inspire creative collaboration across geographies, while inspiring diverse audiences, training emerging cultural entrepreneurs, and catalyzing cross-cultural conversations across the globe.

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