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New England Foundation for the Arts: National Dance Project Production Grant

Deadline: March 1, 2019

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive world, which it interprets as all people having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize creative and community endeavors. It acknowledges structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunity based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, language, culture, and geography, and strive to counter those inequities in its work by offering National Dance Project (NDP) Production Grants that:

  • Support the creation and touring of new dance works that demonstrate excellence in artists’ practice
  • Support work that contributes to the cultural and aesthetic diversity of today’s dance field
  • Offer the potential to deepen engagement with audiences and communities
  • Nurture meaningful partnerships between the artist/company and at least one U.S. organizational partner involved in the development and/or presentation of the work
  • Develop a viable, appropriate strategy for touring the supported work to multiple communities in the U.S. and its territories

Amount: Production Grants are awarded to approximately 20 works annually. Artists/choreographers and/or companies apply to receive a package of support that includes:

  • Up to $45,000 for the creation of a new work
  • Approximately $10,000 in general operating support for the artist/company
  • Up to $35,000 to support a U.S. tour of the work

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be professional choreographers or companies. Preference is given to U.S.-based dance artists and companies, but artists and companies based outside the U.S. may apply.
  • Propose a new work to be developed and toured. Works may be interdisciplinary and can include creators in other artistic forms. Works may be in an early stage of development at the time of application as well as in mid or later stages of development so long as they will not premiere before September 2019. Artists and companies proposing works that will premiere after fall 2021 may consider applying in March 2020.
  • Submit or appear in only one application per choreographer or company, including applications for a work that will be created by a guest choreographer on another company.
  • Work with a U.S. organizational partner committed to supporting the development and/or presentation of the proposed new work.
  • Have nonprofit status or a nonprofit fiscal sponsor who will act on their behalf.
  • Fulfill the Requirements & Reports for Grant Recipients, if awarded.

Link: https://www.nefa.org/grants/find-grant/national-dance-project-production-grant

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