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  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information.

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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.



Call for Community Dancers for Urbanity Choreography Intensive   All ages and experience levelsRehearsals will take place on August 14th-18th from 3:00pm-5:00pm in Boston’s South End. The week will culminate with an informal showing and reception on Friday, August 18th.   Call now to participate

We Create! Applications now open for artists working on theme of Metamorphosis. We are looking for artists that are interested in sharing their process of art making within their cohort, receiving support from other artists from other disciplines, and committed to creating high quality work to be presented to the community. Although the main creator must be a self-identified woman, men are welcome as performers. Festival performances  April 6-7, 2018. Deadline is August 25, 2017.



NEFA’s New England Dance Fund 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. You must have a Creative Ground profile. Deadline September 8, 2017

Apply for MCC grants for your festivals September 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018. Sept. 15 deadline.

Creative City grants enable artists of all artistic disciplines to bring their practice into the public realm in the city of Boston. Updated Creative City program criteria and guidelines can be found on NEFA’s website. Deadline: Monday, September 25, 2017 11:59 PM EDT

“The MoveMeant”.is a mixed movement arts show that features performances in a wide array of genres. They are looking for performers to volunteer their services for a performance at Northampton’s Academy of Music on Feb 9th. Deadline September 29, 2017



The Cambridge Arts Council  invites people to to apply for access to professional arts and culture events for Cambridge youth through Field Trip Grants and grants to individual artists and organizations t in two categories: Creating & Presenting and Education & Access.Free grantwriting sessions, too! Deadline October 16, 2017.

Urbanity Dance is seeking artists of all types to apply for the 2017-2018 Urbanity NEXT Residency. This residency runs from November to March, 2018 and gives artists the opportunity and resources to create and present new work right here in Boston. We are looking for two textured and engaging artists to create a work under 10 minutes, a new movement piece with Urbanity dancers that would be performed at Green Street Studios March 23rd-24th, 2018 and March 30th-31st, 2018. Deadline October 16th, 2017


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

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