Choreography and Dancer Opportunities

BDA is publishing calls for participation for upcoming opportunities for Boston area choreographers by deadline date.

Check out the grantor’s website for each grant, residency, or fellowship opportunity to confirm your eligibility, deadlines, etc.  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information.

Like Boston Dance Alliance on Facebook for up to the minute information. Past deadlines will not appear on this list.

For the time being, this information has to be submitted manually, so please send any information/corrections/additions to ksanmiguel@bostondancealliance.org

 

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Rolling DEADLINES

The Mass Cultural Council STARS program which brings artists, scientists and scholars into school settings, does not  have a set deadline — they make grants as long as the funds last. You must partner with a school before applying, so  read the guidelines carefully.

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Peterborough Dance Theatre in New Hampshire is always looking for Guest Artist Choreographers to set new works on a variety of styles on its Youth Performing Company.  This is a “Non-Competition” dance studio, choosing to focus more on dance as an art.

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Volunteers wanted for July 22 Dance Parade and Festival  along Boston Common modeled on the organization’s New York program. Contact is Kathryn Boland, 401-864-1557,  kathryn@danceparade.org, no specific deadline given but it makes sense to apply as soon as you know you are interested.

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MARCH 2017 DEADLINES

 

Boston Cultural Council Opportunity Fund is open for its next round of funding for artists. Grants are available to individual artists for materials, professional development costs, conference fees, and stipends for teaching artists. Applicants are available on a monthly basis 10 months out of the year. Applicants may request up to $1,000 in funding. Next Deadline: March 17, 2017. 

Art Beat is calling for dancers and dancemakers to participate in Somerville’s public arts festival July 14-15, 2017. This year’s theme is “Voice” including the kind that has no words but a strong point of view. Deadline: March 27, 2017

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APRIL 2017 DEADLINES

 

Boston Cultural Council Opportunity Fund is open for its next round of funding for artists. Grants are available to individual artists for materials, professional development costs, conference fees, and stipends for teaching artists. Applicants are available on a monthly basis 10 months out of the year. Applicants may request up to $1,000 in funding.

 

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MAY 2017 DEADLINES

FLOW: A Grant Program for The Port is funded by percent-for-art funds attached to The Port Project construction work in Cambridge. $300,000 in funding is available. Multiple projects will be selected through this one-time grant program.  Deadline is May 1, 2017

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Looking for national or international choreographic opportunities? Check out Dance/USA

Planning a festival? Mass Cultural Council deadlines are March 15, 2017  and September 15, 2017 

Looking for a general list of local residencies happening over the course of the year? BDA brings them together here

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BDA member Jessica Muise, Artistic Director and choreographer of Intimations Dance created this list of choreographic opportunities in our community and has graciously allowed us to share it. Please let us know if there is anything that needs to be updated.
 

 

Performance Opportunities
ProgramWebsiteLocation
AS220/ 95 Empire Dance Works in ProcessE-mail  yon.tande@as220.org  for more information or an application.
Waltham River Festhttp://walthamriverfest.com/waltham_riverfest_2012_008.htmWaltham
Two Roads/Dance in the Fellshttp://www.tworoads.org/danceinthefells.htmlMiddlesex Fells Reservation
Arlington Alivehttp://arlingtonalivema.org/participate.htmlArlington
Figment Projecthttp://boston.figmentproject.org/event_detailsBoston
The Dance Complex RFPhttp://www.dancecomplex.org/Programs_at_the_Dance_Complex.htm
The Summer Choreography Projecthttp://www.capecoddancecenter.com/performances.php
National Dance Dayhttp://dizzyfeetfoundation.org/national-dance-dayanywhere
12 Dancers DancingEmail discobrats@hotmail.comCambridge
One Day One Dance for Peacehttp://www.peaceoneday.org/campaigns/one-day-one-danceConcord
National Choreography Monthhttp://www.nachmo.orgCambridge
Southern Vermont Dance Festivalhttp://southernvermontdancefestival.comVermont
Elm City Dance Festivalwww.elmcitydance.orgHartford
SOMDancehttp://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/imce/editor/dancefest/SomDanceCall.pdfSomerville, MA
Boston Contemporary Dance Festivalhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fKe6ZBCB5cSKg4ft2Ui-bOErwALiVlGI8s-HnVwhpME/viewform
ArtBeathhttp://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/imce/editor/artbeat17/ArtbeatTalentCall2017.pdf

 

Somerville, MA
Dance for World Communityhttp://www.danceforworldcommunity.orgCambridge
Cambridge River Festhttp://www2.cambridgema.gov/CAC/Community/CRF_Schedule_Events_2011.cfm?minorCambridge, MA
dance anywherehttp://www.danceanywhere.organywhere
Boston Summer Arts Weekendhttp://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/summer_arts_weekend/2013
Massachusetts Dance Festivalhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_qdleRVzWrn5wCPZd7Lsk7klxllRBEVrUfg7Xb5OhGs/viewform?pli=1Amherst
Global Water DancesEmail Elaine Sisler, EHSisler@comcast.net, (h) 978-371-9833; (c) 978-831-4920Concord
Across the Ages Dance Projecthttp://www.acrosstheagesdanceproject.com
Peaked Hill Trust Residencyhttp://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/historyculture/upload/PEAKED-HILL-TRUST-RESIDENCY-PROGRAM-FOR-THE-SCIENCES-AND-ARTS-2015text.pdfProvincetown, MA
Fowler Dune Shack residencyhttp://thecompact.org/fowler-cottageProvincetown, MA
EarthDance Residencyhttp://www.earthdance.net/programs/air/emerge-2014Amherst
Dragon’s Egg Residencyhttp://dragonseggstudio.org/residencies-and-teachersLedyard, CT
The Yard residencieshttp://www.dancetheyard.org/bessie-schonberg-residencyChilmark, MA
We Createhttp://www.danzaorganica.org/
Calamity & Cohttp://www.calamitycodance.com
MergeArtshttp://boston.mergearts.org
NaveGalleryhttp://navegallery.orgSomerville, MA
Festival of the Moving Bodyhttp://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/movingbody/index.htmlMA
Jacob’s Pillow – Inside/Outhttp://www.jacobspillow.org/about/insideout-participants-artist-submissions.php
Groupmusehttps://www.groupmuse.comanywhere