Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists

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We are at a point in history where our society is grappling with unprecedented challenges and increasingly recognizing the inequity and injustice of our systems. With this in mind, Dance/USA is reaffirmed that the work of supporting artists who engage in art for social change is pivotal and overdue.

As a national program, Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA) recognizes the richness and wide-ranging perspectives of change-based artistic practices in dance and places its values in alignment with artists in this work. The overarching goals of DFA are:

  1. Center artists who engage in art for social change and offer fellowship support
  2. Build peer cohort and resource network among fellows
  3. Facilitate initiatives that are responsive and uplift the artists’ voices

Dance/USA operates with inclusion and justice at our core, and places Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people with disabilities at the center of our decision-making.

We strive towards disability justice, language justice, and tech access justice in our work. If you or anyone you know is interested in applying to DFA please reach out to Haowen Wang, Director of Regranting, at or call (202) 460-9215. Captioning, ASL and spoken language interpretation services are available upon request.

DFA is made possible with generous support from the Doris Duke Foundation

The Round Three application cycle for DFA will open in the summer of 2024. Read the announcement of Round Three funding

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