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  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information.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

Please send any information/corrections/additions to


Career Transition For Dancers at The Actors Fund provides support services, professional development grants and more. 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.


June, 2021

The second cycle of Combined Jewish Philanthropy’s  Arts and Culture Community Impact Grant was developed to support artists, enrich our community through culture, and explore the depth of Jewish experience and memory. Applications are due June 17 and finalists will be asked to submit fuller proposals.


July, 2021

Dance for World Community, with free in-person performances on five stages, returns Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 12pm-6pm in Cambridge and applications are open now.  Deadline is Friday, July 9, 2021.

Urbanity is is accepting video auditions for the 2021-2022 Company Season. Virtuosic dancers from all training backgrounds are encouraged to audition. The deadline to submit applications is Saturday, July 31, 2021. 


August, 2021

New England States Touring (NEST) grant funds performances, readings, and screenings of work by regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations. For the August 2021 grant cycle, NEST grants may support 1) Online performances and community engagement activities 2) Engagements with artists residing in the same New England state as the applicant organization. It is recommended you get in touch with NEFA to make sure your application fits the revised program guidelines. Deadline is August 2, 2021



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.