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  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information. Past deadlines will not appear on this list.

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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? Come to the BDA Open Call Audition in the fall and check out the BDA Auditions and BDA Jobs pages 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.

Third Life Choreographers Series  gives Boston area choreographers a venue to try out new work in an informal setting or to show more developed work.  The Series has presented over 150 Boston dance groups and choreographers from NYC, Vermont, Philadelphia,and CT. Upcoming shows are scheduled for Sept. 28th, Dec. 14th, Late Feb, Late March and Mid June. Go to the Goggle form on the site to sign up for a slot!

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.



JULY 2018

 The Dance Complex’s Tiny & Short: A Drop in the Bucket invites choreographers and performers to investigate the constrictions of space and time. Apply for dances under 5 minutes in length, taking place solely on a 4X4 ft stage, and short works less than 3 minutes in length taking place throughout Studio 7. Due July 15th.

HUBWEEK proposals  for live and performing arts — music, dance, spoken word, dj/vj, performance art, and more at City Hall Plaza  October 10-14, 2018. The theme is “We the Future.” Deadline is July 15, 2018, 11:59pm EST

Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF)  seeks an artist to create and implement a project focused on Afro-Latin art, culture, tradition, and/or history. The project should involve a public event, workshop, or a series of workshops that include strong audience or participant involvement and is linked directly to the themes of Latino Heritage Month. The public event or workshop(s) will take place during Latino Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th) as a part of Hyde Square Task Force’s ¡Viva el Latin Quarter! community event series.  Artist payment: Up to $6,500 Please send all materials to Sarah Brugge at by July 30, 2018



We Create! Celebrating Women in the Arts 2019 Theme: Reimagining Resistance. We Create is a process-oriented festival that gives artists the opportunity to create original works around an annual theme during a period of 6 months. Artists meet twice during that period to share and discuss their process; the final work is presented at the We Create festival April 5-6, 2019. Deadline August 18th, 2018

City of Boston Opportunity Fund offers artists and educators are provided grants of up to $1,000 for meaningful, one-time opportunities. Deadline is August 30, 2018.

New England Dance Fund at NEFA  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. Deadline September 14, 2018
 Looking for national or international choreographic opportunities and auditions? Check out the listings in Dance/USA
Putting together a work sample to go with your application? Review this helpful guide from Creative Capital.