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 BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Carpeted rehearsal space for one year at Mass Eye and Ear Alternative Space Pilot Program. The goal is to help make underused private spaces available to artists. The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture helps match arts groups and artists to available spaces on a regular basis. Commitments to a space are for at least one year. The selected artists or group will enter into an agreement with Massachusetts Eye and Ear for a year of free rehearsal space. The space is open thanks to Mayor Walsh, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. Deadline May 5, 2017, at 5:00PM. 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. May deadline TBD
The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival is August 12th, 2017 with shows at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Artists and organizations may submit up to 5 pieces. Applications are due by May 15, 2017. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
program for artists of color in the Boston area (within 495). Grants will be awarded based on their proposal needs and requests, for 1) creating a new original art project honoring one’s authentic artistry and 2) achieving a realistic wellness goal tending to a critical aspect of one’s well-being. The CreateWell Fund will award two to four select individuals $1200 up to $6000, for discrete projects lasting up to one-year in duration. Deadline is MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017, 11:59:59PM
Looking for national or international choreographic opportunities? Check out Dance/USA
Planning a festival? Mass Cultural Council deadlines are September 15, 2017
Looking for a general list of local residencies happening over the course of the year? BDA brings them together here
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.
|AS220/ 95 Empire Dance Works in Process||E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or an application.|
|Waltham River Fest||http://walthamriverfest.com/waltham_riverfest_2012_008.htm||Waltham|
|Two Roads/Dance in the Fells||http://www.tworoads.org/danceinthefells.html||Middlesex Fells Reservation|
|The Dance Complex RFP||http://www.dancecomplex.org/Programs_at_the_Dance_Complex.htm|
|The Summer Choreography Project||http://www.capecoddancecenter.com/performances.php|
|National Dance Day||http://dizzyfeetfoundation.org/national-dance-day||anywhere|
|12 Dancers Dancing||Email email@example.com||Cambridge|
|One Day One Dance for Peace||http://www.peaceoneday.org/campaigns/one-day-one-dance||Concord|
|National Choreography Month||http://www.nachmo.org||Cambridge|
|Southern Vermont Dance Festival||http://southernvermontdancefestival.com||Vermont|
|Elm City Dance Festival||www.elmcitydance.org||Hartford|
|Boston Contemporary Dance Festival||https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fKe6ZBCB5cSKg4ft2Ui-bOErwALiVlGI8s-HnVwhpME/viewform|
|Dance for World Community||http://www.danceforworldcommunity.org||Cambridge|
|Cambridge River Fest||http://www2.cambridgema.gov/CAC/Community/CRF_Schedule_Events_2011.cfm?minor||Cambridge, MA|
|Boston Summer Arts Weekend||http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/summer_arts_weekend/2013|
|Massachusetts Dance Festival||https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_qdleRVzWrn5wCPZd7Lsk7klxllRBEVrUfg7Xb5OhGs/viewform?pli=1||Amherst|
|Global Water Dances||Email Elaine Sisler, EHSisler@comcast.net, (h) 978-371-9833; (c) 978-831-4920||Concord|
|Across the Ages Dance Project||http://www.acrosstheagesdanceproject.com|
|Peaked Hill Trust Residency||http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/historyculture/upload/PEAKED-HILL-TRUST-RESIDENCY-PROGRAM-FOR-THE-SCIENCES-AND-ARTS-2015text.pdf||Provincetown, MA|
|Fowler Dune Shack residency||http://thecompact.org/fowler-cottage||Provincetown, MA|
|Dragon’s Egg Residency||http://dragonseggstudio.org/residencies-and-teachers||Ledyard, CT|
|The Yard residencies||http://www.dancetheyard.org/bessie-schonberg-residency||Chilmark, MA|
|Calamity & Co||http://www.calamitycodance.com|
|Festival of the Moving Body||http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/movingbody/index.html||MA|
|Jacob’s Pillow – Inside/Out||http://www.jacobspillow.org/about/insideout-participants-artist-submissions.php|