Cultural Solidarity Fund will award $500 relief microgrants to individual artists and cultural workers to ensure that they make it through this critical time. Applications will open for one week from February 26, 2021, at 9am, to March 5, 2021, at 5pm. The short application is estimated to take no more than 10 minutes to complete and will be available online in both English and Spanish at culturalsolidarityfund.org/get-a-grant.
The Cultural Solidarity Fund will initially open applications with $100,000 raised to support 200 artists and cultural workers. Organizations and individuals are invited to join the Coalition and increase the Fund’s capacity by sponsoring one or more artists/cultural workers with a donation: culturalsolidarityfund.org/sponsor. If additional funds are received, a new round of grants and/or lottery will be announced weekly.
The first round of funding will be announced by March 19, 2021. Details on eligibility, selection, and timeline are available at culturalsolidarityfund.org.
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is dedicated to strengthening New York City’s vibrant cultural life by providing funding and support to New York City’s cultural community, including the 34 institutions that comprise the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) and more than 1,100 non-profit cultural organizations that receive regular annual support. This constituency represents a diverse array of organizations - including performing arts groups, museums, theaters, zoos, botanical gardens, visual arts and film centers, community-based organizations, and arts education programs – that are central to the life of communities in every corner of New York City. DCLA also manages a significant portfolio of cultural capital projects; provides free donated materials and supplies for arts programs and arts educators through its Materials for the Arts program; provides capacity building and technical assistance support to cultural groups; and commissions works of permanent public art through the City’s Percent for Art Program.
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the Assistant Commissioner for its Program Services unit. With an annual grantmaking budget of approx. $28.5 million, the Program Services Unit provides fiscal support and technical assistance to non-profit cultural organizations of all sizes working in every discipline throughout the five boroughs of New York City. More than 1,000 groups receive funding; over 1,300 apply. DCLA is committed to expanding access to the public funds it stewards through this funding program, and particularly in increasing investment in the cultural lives of communities of color, low-income communities, and other underserved residents. The Assistant Commissioner role offers a major opportunity to help shape these efforts to foster more equitable funding from one of the largest cultural grant makers in the U.S. The Assistant Commissioner reports to the Deputy Commissioner and has responsibilities that include but are not limited to:
• Providing executive leadership, vision, strategic planning and direction for the Program Services Unit; and supervising the staff in the full range of activities and the day to day operations that
the Unit undertakes;
• Developing, executing and advising the on policies and procedures concerning the Programs’ grantees on special projects, DEI, and governance issues;
• Representing the Administration, specifically cultivating and maintaining effective and open relations with Programs’ grantees on identifying and anticipating issues and operational concerns;
responding to requests for information and assistance; and consulting with Senior Leadership and Administration on relevant matters;
• Communicating regularly with the elected officials, and other relevant cultural stakeholders about the City’s rules about Programs’ grantees;
• Developing a new RFP process based on best practices to awards grants equitably;
• Tracking and evaluating Programs’ grantee data;
• Identifying and recommending special projects, business practices reforms, and/or new programming designed to advance and support the Administration’s policy goals;
• Works collaboratively with other DCLA units including ACCO, Finance, IT, and Legal.
• Senior professional with ten years of executive level leadership; including managing teams effectively;
• Highly skilled with extensive knowledge of cultural field, is strongly desired;
• Demonstrated ability influencing cross-functional decisions;
• Strategically manage an array of internal and external stakeholders;
• Exceptional communication, interpersonal and writing skills; as well as excellent research skills and ability to communicate complex information in a clear and straightforward way;
• Demonstrated team player, with experience working collaboratively, building relationships at all levels of an organization to achieve goals;
• Ability to handle multiple and changing demands in a fast-paced environment.
• Board governance and experience working in an administrative field, e.g., development, marketing and/or finance, preferably in a not-for-profit context, is important.
• A general knowledge of City government is a plus, as is a working knowledge and deep commitment to serving the City’s non-profit cultural community Also, very important is the ability to
deal with a diverse constituency and work productively under pressure, both independently and as a team member.
• Additionally, new diversity equity and inclusion efforts are an important part of the work of the Programs’ unit, and DCLA is seeking a candidate with demonstrated knowledge of and
experience with diversity equity and inclusion efforts
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree and four (4) years of satisfactory, responsible full-time paid administrative or managerial experience in the visual and /or performing arts or related field, two (2) years of which shall have been in a responsible capacity; or
2. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.
Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. For more information about DCLA, visit us at: www.nyc.gov/culture.
All appointments are subject to OMB approval.
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Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. For more information about DCLA, visit us at: www.nyc.gov/culture. All appointments are subject to OMB approval.
The Department of Dance at the University of California, Riverside, is conducting a search for a part-time, Visiting Assistant Professor in Practice.
The School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Contemporary Dance
From the folks at The School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University:
The School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Contemporary Dance (with an established artistic practice and expertise based within AfroDiasporic, Indigenous, or Asian dance form) at the Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2021. The application review process started 2/1, but is still open.
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
The Joyce Theater Stage
Thursday, February 18 at 8pm EST
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE continues its 35th Anniversary celebration with a program that includes excerpts from some of the Company's large body of work. Slated for this one-night-only livestreamed event are excerpts from Grace, For You, She is Here,Palo y Machete, One Shot, March and Mercy. The evening will stream until Thursday, March 4 at 11:59pm ET. Find out more here
Thunderbird American Dancers Pow Wow and Dance Concert
February 20 - 8:30pm
Theater for the New City
There will be dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event, emceed by Bessie-winner Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago), has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. The concert will be livestreamed from the theater and available on demand until March 7, 2021.
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre and ArteEast
Sign up to see the world premiere of 3 x 13, where "...in 12 short films with original music by Lou Tides, 12 artists from around the globe share a journey of transformation that deeply marked their lives," according to the release. Get Your Tickets Before 11am on Thursday. RSVP
Dance Theatre of Harlem
February 19 - 8pm
Hear from Lighting Designer Roma Flowers and Costume Designer Pamela Allen-Cummings and learn more about their long-term collaboration with choreographer, Robert Garland. Watch on YouTube and Facebook.
February 20 - 8pm
Join principal couples of New Bach after the stream of the ballet as they talk about their experiences working with Robert Garland and performing the ballet. Watch on YouTube and Facebook.
Renegade Performance Group
February 20 & 21 at 7PM
Witness the screening of the Afrofuturist dance film Ephemera shot on location at Socrates Sculpture Park in 2019, stay for the post-screening artist talkback with collaborators and performers of the project and get access to other films by RPG.
RPG Virtual Season - Ticket Registration
Process memoir 6: thenowlater (SOUL) Ongoing Film Release & Fundraiser
... is still streaming if you've yet to see it! Streaming goes until February 28th.
A reminder that all proceeds from the watch party/fundraiser will go to building virtual programming, hiring instructors, and supplying artistic resources for the center's black/brown youth. Tickets are being sold on a sliding scale donation! The link to purchase tickets are listed below (shout out to Brooklyn Arts Exchange for being such a supportive organizational host)!
Thank you all for being on this journey with us! It's an honor to have you a part of the TRPNYC community.
THE TRPNYC FAM!
Ballet Hispánico Calls for Applications From Emerging Latinx Choreographers and Filmmakers ~ Deadline March 1
Ballet Hispánico Calls for Applications
From Emerging Latinx Choreographers and Filmmakers
For 2021 Instituto Coreográfico
DEADLINE: March 1, 2021
Instituto Coreográfico gives a voice to young Latinx artists and opens access to the dance-making process for all audiences.
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970 and recognized this year as one of America's Cultural Treasures, is accepting applications from emerging choreographers and filmmakers for the
Instituto Coreográfico. Now in its ninth year, the Instituto has helped to provide an important platform for 11 choreographers. The program provides young Latinx artists a supportive environment in which to explore process, cultural identity, and movement invention through the creation of dance. Now accepting applications for submission online athttp://bit.ly/instituto-2021 by March 1, 2021 at 5pm EST.
Inspired by Dial-a-poem, region(es) launches its third annual OPEN CALL to Bushwick Artists working in the fields of sound art, story-telling, poetry, music, and aural artistry. Nine artists will be selected as part of region(es): Hz, a virtual installation that will take place from April 1—Jul 1, 2021.
The open call solicits new or pre-existing sound works that are between 1-9 minutes in length. The work can span a broad range of themes and topics around displacement, isolation, and resilience. The application is open to Latinx, Afro-Latinx, and BIPOC folks who identify as Bushwick artists—whether you currently live and work in Bushwick or have been displaced from the place you once called home.
The deadline to submit works for consideration is Monday, March 15, 2021 at 11:59pm. Selected artists will receive a $100 honorarium for their work.
Find out more here
RudduR Dance is looking for male and female dancers, particularly of the African Diaspora for immediate hire. Dancers should have excellent ballet, modern, and partnering technique. Aerial work is a plus but not required. Applicants should be prepared to work at a high technical and artistic level, be a responsible group member, and be open to working collaboratively with fellow artists.
Selfcare while attempting to reach one's maximum potential as a performing artist is paramount. Applicants should be aware of the sensitive nature of the works and the psychological and physical demands of exploring and depicting them.
To be considered please send your resume, headshot and performance reel to Audition@RudduRDance.com.
Selected applicants will receive confirmation and further details.
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