The Fund leverages Dance/NYC’s capacity as a regrantor and responds directly to the organization’s field research Dance/NYC’s State of NYC Dance and Workforce Demographics
(Dance.NYC/StateofDance2016), which shows that dance makers with annual budgets of less than $1 million comprise the lion’s share (84%) of total groups but have access to only 10% of the total revenue. The research also found that organizations in this budget sector demonstrate the greatest capacity to adapt and have workforces that better reflect the racial diversity and presence of disabled and immigrant people in New York City’s population than the workforces of larger organizations.
The recipients of the Dance Advancement Fund, which will each receive two-year general support awards of $5,000-$15,000 annually, from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2021, are:
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre/BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
The Black Iris Project (fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts and The Foundation for Independent Artists, Inc.)
Bombazo Dance Co, Inc.
Dancing in the Streets
Davalois Fearon Dance (fiscally sponsored by The Foundation for Independent Artists, Inc.)
Full Circle Souljahs
Kyle Marshall Choreography (fiscally sponsored by The Foundation for Independent Artists, Inc.)
Big Dance Theater
Fist and Heel Performance Group
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts)
Jiva Performing Arts
MBDance (fiscally sponsored by Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance [BAAD!])
Miguel Gutierrez (fiscally sponsored by UNIQUE PROJECTS, INC.)
Something Positive, Inc.
Eglevsky Ballet Company of LI, Inc.
Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company
Dances For A Variable Population
Divine Rhythm Productions (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
Elisa Monte Dance
Ayazamana Ecuadorian Dance Group
Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY, Inc.)
Visit Dance.NYC/DanceAdvancement for details on Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund.