Choreography, Dancer, and Teaching Artist Opportunities

BDA publishes calls for participation for upcoming local opportunities for Boston area choreographers, dancers and teaching artists 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  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information.

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





Dance Residency for Choreographers under the auspices of Kelley Donovan. Thirty day Central Square space residencies can be renewed on a month to month basis with  8-9 hours per week minimum space rental at $7 per hour. Resident artist will have a short informal showing in the late spring date TBA. Choreographers must come in person to view the space to discuss scheduling options and the parameters of use of the space. Choreographers must show the results of their work in an informal showing in spring TBD.  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.


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.




Celebrity Series of Boston has announced a national request for proposals for a new short-term public performance project. Projects submitted through the RFP should conceive the entire city as a canvas for participatory arts activities to promote the Celebrity Series’ vision to utilize the performing arts to enrich and transform lives and build better communities. At this time, the Celebrity Series is seeking conceptual proposals only. Deadline for this first phase is 5:00pm June 22, 2018

Concord Academy offers early career teaching artists the Wilcox Fellowship in dance for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second.  There is no firm deadline for applications, though they will fill the role before the end of  summer 2018.


New England Dance Fund at NEFA  awards small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. Deadline September 14, 2018
 Looking for national or international choreographic opportunities and auditions? Check out the listings in Dance/USA