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. We will try to post virtual opportunities during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deadlines for certain grant applications may be in flux.  Check the websites and if you do not see updates, send emails to confirm deadlines and to confirm your eligibility, deadlines, etc.  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information. Past deadlines will not appear on this list.

Not a nonprofit? 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? Check out the BDA Auditions and BDA Jobs pages year-round.

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Red Bull Microgrants Direct-funding to artists is essential always, and is particularly critical at this moment. In response to the current socio-political climate, Red Bull Arts is expanding the Detroit Microgrant Program nationally.  The adapted Microgrant program will award two unrestricted $1000 grants each month to two artists in Boston. This program also provides an opportunity to share projects through Red Bull Arts social channels. 

Career Transition For Dancers has a new grant program. Dancers with at least 5 years professional performing experience can apply for Professional Development grants ($1,000), which can be used to create a non-dance income as well as build marketable skills. Scholarships for undergraduate (up to $2,000) and graduate degrees (up to $,5000 are also offered to dancers with at least 7 years professional dance experience. To learn about additional application criteria as well as the range of services offered by The Actors Fund, dance professionals can register for a bi-weekly  national dancer orientation. All dancers, from early career to mid-career to retired from performing, can work with career counselors – at no cost –  in person or remotely.


February 2021

Massachusetts Cultural Council Covid-19 relief for individuals is a lottery for grants of $1,500  to Massachusetts individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists who have lost income due to Covid-19 cancellations. The income lost has to represented more than 25% of your total income from all sources in at least one tax return within the last three years. Not available for those who received COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals in FY20. Online information session is January 21, and deadline is February 2.

Live Arts Boston (LAB) Grant of The Boston Foundation, provides up to $15,000 in project-specific funds to create, produce or present new performing arts work for Greater Boston audiences. In addition to funding, grantees will receive project documentation, one-on-one advising, peer networking opportunities, and support for other professional development. Deadline February 10, 2021, 5:00 PM

We Create!, with the 2021 theme of “Embodying Liberation” seeks BIPOC artists in all artistic mediums interested in delving into an investigative creative process that explores the character of liberated reality. Event is May 14-15, 2021.  Deadline February 12, 2021


March 2021

National Dance Project Production Grants provide funding to artists/companies to create new dance works and touring subsidies to the U.S. organizations who bring those works to their communities. This is very competitive. The preliminary round deadline for the two-part application process is March 1, 11:59 PM EST



Check Dance/USA , which posts national and international jobs and auditions for dancers, choreographers and administrators.

The International Association of Blacks in Dance has begun to list jobs; while many of these duplicate other national postings, dancers/dancemakers of color may want to subscribe.