2022-2023 Dance Advancement Fund


DEADLINE Monday, October 4, 2021, 6:00 p.m. EST

Dance Advancement Fund (DAF)

Dance/NYC is pleased to invite dance makers in the metropolitan New York City area with budgets between $10,000 and $500,000 to apply for the Dance Advancement Fund. Made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the purpose of the funding initiative is to address the inequitable distribution of resources in the dance field and advance its resilience and thriving.

Grants will be awarded to up to fifty (50) dance makers to support their operations and advance their resilience and thriving during the period of January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023.

Benefits of the program include general operating support grants of $2,500 to $15,000 per year; personal financial coaching provided in partnership with TrustPlus; professional development support in the form of online webinars and grantee cohort meetings; and goal-directed coaching and consulting provided in partnership with Pentacle, PURPOSE Productions, and Gibney’s Digital Media Initiative in one of the following areas: visioning and strategic planning; fundraising and resource gathering; marketing, storytelling, and communications; fiscal management; general administration and operations; or digital media and technology.

The deadline for application submission is October 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Technical assistance will be offered throughout the course of the application period. For a full list of program components, eligibility criteria, review rubric and program priorities, visit Dance.NYC.


Listing expiration: October 4, 2021.