2023 Dance and Social Justice Fellowship Program – New York and New Jersey
October 10, 2023
New York and New Jersey
County governments, Nonprofits
Made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation, Dance/NYC invites disabled dance workers to submit applications for awards through the third iteration of the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance and Social Justice Fellowship Program.
Donor Name: Dance/NYC
State: New York and New Jersey
County: Selected Counties
City: New York City
Borough: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island
Type of Grant: Fellowship
Size of the Grant: $1,500 to $4,000
The fellowship is designed to recognize the critical role that disabled dance workers and arts practitioners play in social justice movements and to ensure that these workers are supported while continuing to place disability front and center as a positive artistic and generative force. Dance/NYC recognizes that, despite the multiple ways disabled communities have been and continue to be impacted by COVID-19 and ongoing racial violence, disabled dance workers have remained active in serving their communities through online and in-person programming and community organizing efforts, often without compensation or funding.
Dance/NYC will award general operating support grants of $1,500 to $4,000 to up to 40 individual disabled dance workers for their dance and social justice related activities completed between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.
Applicants are eligible to apply if they:
Identify as a disabled dance worker, as defined by the following:
dancer, dance performer, choreographer, dance photographer, dance videographer, dance teaching artist, dance writer/critic, dramaturg, dance scholar and/or
related artistic and technical personnel such as: technicians (lighting, stage management, production, etc.), dance musicians/accompanists, independent presenters, producers, agents and/or managers, dance theatre personnel (ushers, in-house vendors, etc.), organizers and social justice advocates, access doulas and accessibility coordinators;
Reside (live for the majority of the year) in the metropolitan New York City area, including the five boroughs of New York City (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) as well as Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties in New York State, and Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey;
Undertook dance and/or social justice activities during the period July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 which were completed within or disseminated from (in the case of online activities) the metropolitan New York City area; and
Are able to provide the following information to process digital payment:
A Tax Identification Number, which can include any of the following: social security number (SSN), employer identification number (EIN), or an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN).
Applicants are not eligible to apply if they:
Do not identify as a disabled dance worker;
Reside (live) outside of the metropolitan New York City area;
Did not undertake dance and/or social justice activities in the metropolitan New York City area during the period July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023; and/or
Are an organization [501(c)(3) or fiscally sponsored group] of any kind.
For more information, visit Dance/NYC.