Other Professional Development Opportunities

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Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Symposiums, and Intensives

  • 2020 Winter Institute- Dance Exchange
  • Actors Fund: Career Transition for Dancers & Remote Orientation Process
  • DataArts: Free Online Webinars
  • The Center for Ballet and the Arts
  • The International Association of Blacks in Dance Call for Choreographers, Schools and Studios 
  • Liz Lerman, LLC's Critical Response Process Certification Program 
  • The Mark Morris Dance Group: Teaching Artist Training Program 
  • Moving Forward: The 2020 American Dance Platform Symposium
  • National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference 

2020 Winter Institute- Dance Exchange

Grow your capacity as a facilitator, dancemaker, and leader in intergenerational collaboration, while working alongside Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Johnson, Resident Artist Juliana Ponguta Forero, and Partnering Artist Ralph Glenmore. Register to join us January 9-12

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Actors Fund: Career Transition for Dancers & Remote Orientation Process

Dancers with at least 5 years professional performing experience can apply for Professional Development grants ($1,000), which can be used to create a non-dance income as well as build marketable skills. Scholarships for undergraduate (up to $2,000) and graduate degrees (up to $,5000) are also offered to dancers with at least 7 years professional dance experience. Click here to learn about additional application criteria as well as the range of services offered by The Actors Fund. 

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Data Arts: Free Online Webinars

DataArts is offering free, interactive courses to help arts leaders use data effectively. For more information on the courses, click here

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The Center for Ballet and the Arts

The CBA Fellowship Program awards residencies to artists and scholars across disciplines to work on projects that expand the way we think about the history, practice, and performance of dance. Applicants are not required to be experts in dance but must have an interest in engaging with the art form.  These engagements between artists and scholars, two communities that do not often intersect, strengthen and deepen the work of both. Click here for more information.

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The International Association of Blacks in Dance Call for Choreographers, Schools and Studios

"January 10, 1995, Joan Myers Brown, Founder/Executive Artistic Director of PHILADANCO! published the Directory of Choreographers for Black Dance Companies. At the time, this one-of-a-kind publication was in response to the frequent questions for information about "Black choreographers who work with Black dancers or predominantly Black dance companies." In the same spirit of this publication, IABD wants to hear from you and know who you are. As the organization grows and expands, IABD continues to bring visibility to the dance community. We can't think of a better way to maintain this awareness than to begin the enhancement of our existing dance directory. Help us to shift the narrative about the lack of Black choreographers, dance schools and studios. We know you exist." Click here for more information. 

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Liz Lerman, LLC's Critical Response Process Certification Program 

Aimed at practitioners who already have a strong working practice of CRP, the Certification program provides ten months of highest-level mentoring, peer-to-peer learning, and intensive practice in the foundations, principles, and variations of Critical Response Process. Participants will study directly with CRP book co-author and master trainer John Borstel, in addition to master classes with and guidance from Liz Lerman. Applications are now open, and can be found here

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The Mark Morris Dance Group: Teaching Artist Training Program 

The Mark Morris Dance Group invites students, dancers, and emerging teaching artists with and without disabilities to apply. This comprehensive 16-week program provides a robust opportunity to work within the unique teaching methodology at the Mark Morris Dance Center and build formal teaching practices, whether you’re coming straight out of a university program or a professional performing career. For more information and the application, click here. Application deadline is December 6, 2019.

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Moving Forward: The 2020 American Dance Platform Symposium 

This symposium designed for dance professionals in higher education asks: “How are you and your university moving forward and responding to the next generation of artists, educators, and innovators?”; and offers the opportunity for faculty and graduate students in dance education and performance to engage in discourse on the following topics: Defining and Advancing Diversity in Higher Education Dance Programs; Envisioning Dance in Digital Space; and Related Research and Position Papers. Dates: January 8-11, 2020. Fee: $425. The Symposium fee includes nightly performances at The Joyce and dance workshops. The event is hosted by NYU/Tisch and NYU/Steinhardt.

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National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference 

This conference will be especially significant, given its overall theme: "Rocket-Boost Your Marketing & Fundraising Into the Next Decade and Beyond!" The Early Bird Registration Deadline is January 31. The In addition to the $180 discount mentioned above because of their relationship to you, your constituents can receive the lowest prices and bring two colleagues for FREE (3-for-1) if they register by January 31. Plus, each additional delegate is just $199.

To see the details, click here

* postings updated as of January 14, 2020

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