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  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information.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




 New England Creative Community Fellows  is a new program open to  artists, community organizers, administrators or entrepreneurs working on a project to create positive community change through arts and culture and ready to take their projects to the next level. Applicants accepted for this five month capacity building program from people living and working in  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. Deadline is April 22.


City of Boston Opportunity Fund Microgrants offers up to $1,000 for artist career development or for teaching artists to bring free arts experiences into a community located in the City of Boston or support a field trip. You  can only receive grants once per year. Deadline April 30 for projects between June 30-August 30.


Dancing Queerly is a new mini-festival and performances taking place this June at the Dance Complex. We are looking for 5-7 minute pieces by LGBTQ and/or non-binary id’d choreographers for performances June 22-23, with tech rehearsal June 21 and a work in progress showing/rehearsal in May. We love group work, interdisciplinary work, work that crosses genres and that explores queer themes. Submissions are due May 1.  This is a paid opportunity.



BDTx, the first annual young choreographer’s showcase sponsored by Boston Dance Theater (BDT), calls for Boston area dance makers, ages 17-25, to submit work for presentation and feedback. Produced by current BDT trainees Kate Dube and Tabitha Hanay-Reaves, BDTx is a platform for constructive response, targeting young makers who wish to build community and gain insight on enhancing creative practice in a new environment. Deadline: June 1

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