Participation - attending performances

Black Girl Spectrum (BGS): Camille A Brown and Dancers
Founded in 2014, Black Girl Spectrum (BGS) is a multi-faceted community engagement initiative that explores the spectrum of identities among Black girls and women while working to create safe space...
Audience Engagement During Dance Presenting Series: Dance Center of Columbia College
Our goals with the EDA grant revolved primarily around building and sustaining relationships with communities and artists of color. We have a long history of diverse programming, but embracing thi...
AXIS Dance Company Disability Arts Residency: Ware Center
This multi-faceted residency begin with a free 11/20 evening screening of the documentary film INVITATION TO DANCE which features the AXIS company. Filmmaker Simi Linton joined the AXIS dancers an...
Classically Black Salons: 651 ARTS
Our Salon Series was held in intimate venue with a capacity of 50 people or less. In addition to the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts space, we held one event in a private home. The spa...
Engagement Events: Dance Theater Etcetera
DTE produces two major dance events annually. Leading up to these events, depending on available resources, we schedule activities that bring audiences and artists together. They can take the form ...
Community Renewal Event: FirstWorks
FirstWorks Community Renewal Events involve food, conversation, and a series of short performances center around a dance and offered in the spirit of a gift. Doors open at 5:30PM; dinner starts at...
Sensory Friendly Nutcracker
Cincinnati Ballet’s Sensory Friendly performance of "Frisch’s Presents the Nutcracker" was designed to engage children and adults with sensory sensitivities in the community tradition of the holida...
Cultural Scripts: Heritage Works
Cultural Scripts, a program of art and dialogue, engages people of Detroit and surrounding communities in exploration of cultural traditions, normalcy, identity, and empowerment. The program involv...
Summer Leadership Institute: Urban Bush Women
For UBW, audience engagement is viewed through the lens of partnership, collaboration, and utilizing dance to create dialogue within the community in ways that will inform social change. This was e...
RACE: Talc & Ash Tailgate Party: Holly Bass|360
The RACE: Talc & Ash Tailgate party is modeled after traditional tailgate parties before sporting events, with the dance performance serving as the sporting event. The Tailgate Party is organized o...
Red Hook Fest Residency Program: Hook Arts Media, Inc. formerly Dance Theatre Etcetera
Our EDA program consisted of three dance residencies at three local nonprofit organizations. At each site Dance Instigators ( Hook Arts Media dance artists- Rajonna Lewis, Brittany Smith and two da...
Stories in Motion: Community Celebration Gatherings: Alabama Dance Council
The community gathering event needs to have a theme or purpose that shapes the community gathering content. In Alabama, we are celebrating different cultural perspectives and genres in dance using ...
Generations Positive: Sean Dorsey Dance
Sean Dorsey Dance conducts our community engagement program Generations Positive as we tour and perform our full-evening work THE MISSING GENERATION. THE MISSING GENERATION gives voice to transg...
My Park, My Pool, My City: Forklift Danceworks
Through the co-creation of community-based performances at three different East Austin pools over three years (2017/2018/2019), My Park, My Pool, My City employs several community-based engagement...
Disability. Dance. Artistry.: Dance/NYC
The Disability. Dance. Artistry. Initiative aims to advance inclusion and access to the art form for disabled people. As a part of the initiative, Dance/NYC administered the Disability. Dance. Arti...
Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company: Holly Bass|360
Our audience engagement is integrated into the performances, which took place most recently July 2018. In addition to the performance, my company also offers year-round art programming at a juvenil...
Hair & Other Stories - Audience Engaged Version: Urban Bush Women
UBW conducted pre-engagement site visits with presenters and held meetings with local artists and community organizations weeks before the performance. For the Audience Engaged version of H&OS at t...
Peer Audience Ambassadors Program: TU Dance
TU Dance used this grant opportunity to empower youth to orient the adults in their lives to dance culture. It supported a series of events including; bringing youth to a cultural awareness traini...
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