2015 Dance Forum

2015 Dance Forum

Come to learn, discuss, and network!

Join Dance/USA in taking a look at two major current issues to professional dance: national funding and touring.  First we will look into national trends in funding. We will explore questions such as: What does the philanthropic future look like for foundations and corporations? What does research show us about foundation and corporate support? What trends are we seeing in corporate giving? What is the effect of foundations changing their giving priorities? Second, we will take a look at the myths and realities of touring in the U.S. for American dance companies. We will hear from individuals managing touring programs, presenters, and artists who each have a different perspective on the climate of touring in the U.S. today. Be ready to engage; both panels will offer open dialogue with Dance Forum attendees. Also, join us for special Dance/USA updates, updates on showcasing, and time to network with your friends and colleagues.

Dance Forum Schedule
Welcome and Updates from Dance/USA
Conversation on National Funding
Conversation on Touring
Mix and Mingle 

The 2015 Dance Forum is relevant for dance-makers based all over the country. The Forum will include updates from Dance/USA for 2015. APAP registration is not required to attend.

The 2015 Dance Forum will take place at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 9am- 12noon at the New York Hilton Midtown in the Trianon Ballroom on the 3rd Floor.

This FREE Forum is one you cannot afford to miss. 

Check the speakers and their biographies!

Dance Forum Moderator
Michelle Ramos-Burkhart, Verdict Works, LLC

Dance Forum National Funding
Jamie Bennett, ArtPlace America
Steven Lawrence, Foundation Center
Jinny Jeong, CECP

Dance Forum Touring
MK Wegmann, National Performance Network
Sara Nash, New England Foundation for the Arts
Renae Williams Niles, The Music Center
Rosie Herrera, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
Stephen Petronio, Stephen Petronio Company