Tag: grants

It's Time to Reimagine Dance Funding

It was March 2019. Waiting inside my daughter’s doctor’s office, I scrolled through my email, coming upon a grant notification that seemed hopeful. Usually, I delete email responses to applications, sparing myself the piercing disappointment of “Thank you for your application…We received an unusually high volume of…regret to inform you…” Something about this one seemed […]

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Just Awarded Four Dance Artists $275,000 Each

The 2020 Doris Duke Artist Awards come with a $275,000 grant—$250,000 of which is completely unrestricted, plus $25,000 meant to encourage savings for retirement. This year’s other awardees include jazz musicians Andrew Cyrille and Cécile McLorin Salvant and playwrights Michael John Garcés and Dael Orlandersmith. As Dance Magazine has covered before, this kind of no-strings-attached […]

Two Choreographers Are Among the Recipients of 2019 Pew Center Grants

Philadelphia’s Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced its 2019 grantees Monday evening, and the list included a couple of familiar names: Dinita Clark and David Gordon. Clark has been named the recipient of a Pew Fellowship, worth $75,000. Formerly known as Princess Di, the choreographer co-founded Just Sole! Street Dance Theater in 2011 with […]

Everything We Wish for the Dance World in 2018

2017 was full of memorable dance moments, but as we start the new year, we can’t help but wonder what it will bring to the stage and the field at large. Here’s what the Dance Magazine team is wishing for in 2018. A Can’t-Miss Show “What I’m dying to see in 2018 is Akram Khan‘s […]

Become Your Own Best Fundraiser

Although discussing money is often considered taboo, it’s an essential skill for choreographers looking to produce work and directors wanting to build their companies. “Fundraising is a practice, like rehearsing a dance,” says Stephen Clapp, executive director of Dance Metro DC, which provides support, promotion, education and advocacy for dance artists and organizations in the […]