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Call for Proposals | Dance Advancement Fund | Dance/NYC

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Dance/NYC invites metropolitan New York City area dance makers with operating budgets between $25,000 and $1 million to submit proposals for two-year general support awards of $5,000–$15,000 annually, from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2021.

Amounts will be determined on a sliding scale based on grantees’ total expense budget range for 2018: $25,000-$99,999; $100,000-$249,999; $250,000-$499,999; and $500,000-$1,000,000.

Made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the purpose of the funding initiative is to address the inequitable distribution of resources in the dance field and advance resilience by supporting dance makers with budgets between $25,000 and $1 million. Dance/NYC believes the dance ecology must itself be just, equitable, and inclusive to meaningfully contribute to social progress and envisions a dance ecology wherein power, funding, opportunities, conduct, and impacts are fair for all artists, cultural workers, and audiences. Dance/NYC’s approach cuts across its public programs and all aspects of its operations, and it aims to advance economic justice through the Dance Advancement Fund (the Fund), while recognizing that dance makers with operating budgets below $25,000 also need support.

Dance/NYC’s goal in focusing outside Manhattan is to help increase activity in areas that are historically undersupported. Dance/NYC’s aim in considering demographics as a selection criterion is to identify a grantee pool that represents the demographics of residents in the metropolitan area and address misalignments highlighted by Dance/NYC research: in particular, racial homogeneity in the dance workforce, a general absence of disabled artists, and a lack of income for immigrant artists.

Submission Details
Dance/NYC is using an online application portal: dancenyc.submittable.com. Before completing the application form, interested dance makers are asked to first complete a series of questions to determine baseline eligibility for the grant program. If eligible, applicants will be prompted to complete the application.

Dance/NYC is committed to accessibility and the inclusion of disabled and immigrant people in its programs. This call for proposals is available in Spanish and Chinese at Dance.NYC/DanceAdvancement. The application is available in Spanish and Chinese at dancenyc.submittable.com. If you need assistance accessing any part of this application, please contact us at [email protected].

Complete applications, including supplementary materials, must be submitted online by October 1, 2019, 6:00 p.m. EST.

About Dance/NYC (Dance.NYC)
Dance/NYC’s mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area. It embeds values of justice, equity, and inclusioninto all aspects of the organization. It works in alliance with Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance.


Deadline 10/4/2019
Contact Name Dance/NYC
Contact Email [email protected]