Dance/USA Invites Applications for 2022 Archiving and Preservation Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2022

CONTACT: Johanna Tschebull

Washington, DC – Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, invites applications for the Dance/USA 2022 Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program from master’s degree students in library and information sciences and related fields. The theme of this round of Fellowships, generously supported by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is Preserving Cultural Heritage, Supporting Communities.

The goal of the Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program is to develop an engaged, passionate, and well-trained next generation of archivists in the dance ecosystem and to advance models for community-based archiving assistance to regional dance communities. Dance/USA invites applicants who are committed to advancing a more equitable and inclusive archives field that reflects and supports the true diversity of voices, practices, and identities within dance communities. Applicants should be interested in learning and applying archiving methods that are culturally sensitive and rooted in community practice.

Dance/USA will award six Fellowships for the Summer of 2022. The Fellows will work with the following dance organizations: Ballethnic Dance Company, Charya Burt Cambodian Dance, Dancing Wheels Company, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, and TeMaTe Institute for Black Dance and Culture. The Fellowships will be in-person or hybrid, unless health and safety concerns require a complete shift to remote work. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm EST on February 28, 2022.

Find the program overview, project descriptions, eligibility requirements, COVID-19 protocols, and the application process here.

If you have any questions, please contact Imogen Smith, Dance/USA Director of Archiving & Preservation, and Hallie Chametzky, Dance/USA Archiving Specialist.

About Dance/USA
Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive.

Established in 1982, Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. Learn more about Dance/USA at danceusa.org.