Field-Wide Grants

Browse a range of current funding opportunities and general resources for funding available to dance professionals. This listing is updated weekly and is accessible to all regardless of membership. To list your upcoming funding opportunity on this page, please contact the Membership Department

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Funding Opportunities

GrantOrganizationDescriptionApplyDeadlineDate Added
2022 Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: New York State EditionDance/NYCMade possible by the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the purpose of the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: New York State Edition (CRF:NYS) is to continue Dance/NYC’s existing relief efforts and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on individual dance makers and small-budget organizations, particularly financial losses incurred due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the social restriction measures implemented to contain the spread of the virus.Dance/NYC is using an online application portal: dancenyc.submittable.com. Before completing the application form, interested dance making organizations/groups are asked to first complete a series of questions to determine baseline eligibility for the grant program. If eligible, applicants will be prompted to complete the application. https://dancenyc.submittable.com/submit/223111/coronavirus-dance-relief-fund-new-york-state-edition-dance-making-organizationMay 4, 6:00 p.m. ESTApril 7, 2022
Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency GrantsNew York Foundation for the ArtsNew York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants, a new emergency grant program for professional dancers. Robert Rauschenberg was committed to assisting fellow artists in need of emergency aid, ultimately establishing the nonprofit foundation Change, Inc. in 1970. Recognizing the particularly extreme impact the pandemic has had on dancers, the Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants have been created. Additional funding is provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers* in need,** who are in dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Dire financial emergencies“ include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. If you were displaced due to COVID-19, expenses to enable you to return to your working home base are eligible. You must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in your application.
Cycle 3 will open on April 14, 2022.May 20, 2022April 6, 2022
The 2022 Washington AwardS&R EvermayS&R Evermay (formerly S&R Foundation), has re-launched the prestigious Washington Award which recognizes artists in the greater Washington, DC area whose work is focused on creating social impact or inspiring social change in new and innovative ways.

The 2022 Washington Award is open for applications. New this year, in addition to THE standard $12,500 cash prize, S&R Evermay IS also offering studio space in the historic Fillmore building in Georgetown.
Apply HereApril 15, 2022March 25, 2022
Native LaunchpadWestern Arts AllianceFour awardees will each receive direct financial and travel support, mentoring/coaching, career development and promotional benefits over three years — a package valued at $40,000. Applications, which are open to Native performing artists residing in the US and territories, are being accepted through 5pm PT on Wednesday, April 27.Applicants must be nominated by a current WAA member, but cannot be members of WAA themselves.April 27, 2022March 7, 2022
Native Opportunity FundWestern Arts AllianceThe program, which is open to Indigenous performing artists residing in the US and territories, is designed to be flexible and responsive to artists’ needs; artists may apply for funds for a wide range of eligible uses, with grants capped at $750. The program has a rolling deadline, with a monthly review process.Applications will be submitted on the Submittable platform: https://westernartsalliance.submittable.com/submit/b8580618-67c4-477d-b656-23d984902284/aip-native-artist-opportunity-fund-2022Rolling monthly deadlineMarch 7, 2022
Wild Futures—2023/2024 Award CycleCreative CapitalCreative Capital provides grants to support the creation of groundbreaking art by innovative and adventurous artists across the country through our national, open call process. Grants are awarded through an annual competition open to citizens, permanent residents, and O-1 visa holders of the United States. Candidates must apply to Creative Capital in order to be considered.
Creative Capital receives more than 4,000 applications annually and funds approximately 50 artists each year.
Awardees receive direct project funding in varying amounts up to $50,000, advisory services, and a community of fellow awardees and other professionals who may provide additional support for the project.
For more information click here: https://creative-capital.org/about-the-creative-capital-award/?mc_cid=aa2725e2e7&mc_eid=64ed3a2075 April 1, 2022 4:00 PM [Eastern Time / New York Time]February 23, 2022
National Dance Project Production GrantNEFANDP Production Grants fund the creation and U.S. touring of new dance works. Grants are highly competitive and are awarded to 20 projects annually.
NDP Production Grants are made to projects led by professional choreographers or companies to support the creation and U.S. touring and/or sharing of a new dance project.
https://www.nefa.org/grants/find-grant/national-dance-project-production-grantThe preliminary application deadline is March 1, 2022.February 23, 2022
Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency GrantsNYFA and Robert Rauschenberg FoundationThe New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has partnered with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new grant program called Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants. The program will initially provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers who have experienced dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. It will award a total of $300,000 over the course of three award cycles that will run through Spring 2022.Apply HereThe first application cycle will open on Tuesday, November 9 with a deadline of January 7, 2022. Funds may be requested for emergency expenses for up to a three-month period between September 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022. Cycle 2 will open on March 1, 2022, with a deadline of April 1, 2022. Funds may be requested for emergency expenses for up to a three-month period between December 1, 2021, and July 31, 2022. A third cycle will be offered before June 2022.
Virtual Performance Grant Opportunity
USArtists InternationalUSArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at impactful international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. The program supports the engagements of exemplary solo artists and ensembles across all performing arts disciplines including dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts.

USArtists International is designed to encourage the presence of U.S. performing artists on international stages and in the global arts community; to support engagements that develop and expand both the careers and artistic goals of U.S. performers by providing connections with presenters, curators, and fellow artists; and to promote justice in the arts community by elevating the diverse voices contributing to the vibrant array of creative expression in the United States.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 toward eligible expenses
Apply Here

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General Resources for Funding

State Arts Agencies

Many state arts agencies that have special grant categories designed to support career/professional development or travel for conferences. Find a list of regional arts organizations and state arts agencies here.

Chronicle of Philanthropy
News for not-for-profit organizations on grant seeking, foundations, fundraising, managing not-for-profit groups, technology, and not-for-profit jobs.

USA.gov
USA.gov provides links to grants, not-for-profit registration and tax information, and other topics.

Candid 
Comprehensive source for information on nonprofits, foundations, and grants. This includes Guidestar, a searchable database of 1.8 million IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations.

Philanthropy News Digest 
A daily news service of Candid, is a compendium of philanthropy-related articles and features, including RFPs and jobs, pulled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.

The Grantmanship Center 
Organization which provides grant information and grantsmanship training and resources.

Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Browse a list of regional associations via the Council on Foundations.

* postings updated as of September 15, 2021

Please note: Listings on this website (danceusa.org) are all user generated. The inclusion of content by any user does not constitute an endorsement by Dance/USA of that individual or organization’s views. Please email Dance/USA’s Membership Department if you have any questions or would like to flag a listing. Dance/USA reserves the right to remove a posting at any time.