The purpose of the funding initiative is to address the inequitable distribution of resources in the dance field, which has been underscored by Dance/NYC research, including State of NYC Dance and Workforce Demographics. Through its strategic support of small-budget dance groups, the initiative will not only advance the segment’s artistic development and delivery but also contribute to the field’s overall diversity, sustainability, resilience, and health.
Eligibility Requirements and PrioritiesEligible applicants must:
- Self-identify as dance makers focused on the creation and performance of dance, with a history of at least three years of local dance-making activity;
- Be headquartered in the metropolitan New York City area, including the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties in New York State, and Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey;
- Have an annual expense budget between $25,000–$1 million for FY 2015 (actual), 2016 (actual), and 2017 (forecasted); and
- Provide proof of 501(c)(3) status or fiscal sponsorship status for at least three years.
TimelineCall for proposals release, May 31, 2017
Optional application webinars, June 13 11:00 a.m. + June 15, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Deadline for submission, July 12, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Panel review, Week of September 10, 2017
Award notification, Week of September 17, 2017
Press release w/grantees, October 2017
Grant disbursements, Week of October 1, 2017 (round one)
October 1, 2018 (round two)
Interim grantee report due August 31, 2018
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