Choreography and Dancer Opportunities

BDA publishes 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  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information.

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Need a fiscal sponsor in order to apply for a grant opportunity? Check out the information here and get in touch with us to learn more.

Dancers, looking for other jobs? Come to the BDA Open Call Audition in the fall and check out the BDA Jobs page year-round.



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.


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.



Applying for a local cultural council grant? You can learn a lot by checking out this Mass Cultural Council webinar.


Apply to dance on the 2018 Inside/Out stage at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival! Applications must be received by October 31, 2017

Designed to support original, innovative, and risk-taking artistic ventures to nurture and to grow the careers of choreographers, The Boston Foundation and The Aliad Fund’s Next Steps for Boston Dance responds to the needs of dance artists working in multiple genres to have the flexibility to push creative boundaries, work in dedicated spaces, and have mentorship and/or skill development opportunities. Grant period is 1/1/18- 6/30/19. Application Deadline is October 31, 2017. Attend an information session for more information.



Artists committed to housing equity may apply to Stable Ground, a new program that uses participatory community-based art and culture programming to address the complex relationship between chronic housing insecurity, its psychologically traumatic impact, and municipal housing policy. Individual and artist collectives are eligible, must be willing to work as a part of a creative team that includes lawyers and law students. Deadline is November 3, 2017.

Boston AIR is the City’s artist-in-residence program in which artists, community members, and City of Boston employees collaborate at the intersection of civil service, social justice, and artistic practice to explore and reframe critical social conversations. Selected artists receive $25,000 stipend plus materials and expenses  up to $10,000. They also have access to a variety of spaces for production and engagement with community members. The theme of this year’s grants is Resilience and Racial Equity. Webinar for applicants on Thursday October 26, 7-8 pm. Deadline to apply is November 5, 2017.

Live Arts Boston provides up to $15,000 in project-specific funds to artists, collaborators, unincorporated groups or bands, and small performing arts organizations with annual budgets less than $250,000, to create, produce, or present artistic work for Greater Boston audiences. New application criteria and schedule of information sessions coming soon. Deadline is November 15, 2017.


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