Choreography, Dancer, and Teaching Artist Opportunities

BDA publishes calls for participation for upcoming local opportunities for Boston area choreographers, dancers, and teaching artists by deadline date.

Check out the grantor’s website for each grant, residency, or fellowship opportunity to confirm your eligibility, deadlines, etc.  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information. Past deadlines will not appear on this list.

Please send any information/corrections/additions to ksanmiguel@bostondancealliance.org

Need a fiscal sponsor in order to apply for a grant opportunity? Check out the information here and get in touch with us to learn more.

Dancers, looking for other jobs? Come to the BDA Open Call Audition in the fall and check out the BDA Auditions and BDA Jobs pages year-round.

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Rolling DEADLINES

Dance Residency for Choreographers under the auspices of Kelley Donovan. Thirty day Central Square space residencies can be renewed on a month to month basis with  8-9 hours per week minimum space rental at $7 per hour. Resident artist will have a short informal showing in the late spring date TBA. Choreographers must come in person to view the space to discuss scheduling options and the parameters of use of the space. Choreographers must show the results of their work in an informal showing in spring TBD.

Third Life Choreographers Series  gives Boston area choreographers a venue to try out new work in an informal setting or to show more developed work.  The Series has presented over 150 Boston dance groups and choreographers from NYC, Vermont, Philadelphia,and CT. Upcoming shows are scheduled for Sept. 28th, Dec. 14th, Late Feb, Late March and Mid June. Go to the Goggle form on the site to sign up for a slot!

The Mass Cultural Council STARS program which brings artists, scientists and scholars into school settings, does not  have a set deadline — they make grants as long as the funds last. You must partner with a school before applying, so  read the guidelines carefully.

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Peterborough Dance Theatre in New Hampshire is always looking for Guest Artist Choreographers to set new works on a variety of styles on its Youth Performing Company.  This is a “Non-Competition” dance studio, choosing to focus more on dance as an art.

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OCTOBER 2018
NEFA’s Idea Swap in Worchester on October 30 is an annual event for New England-based cultural programmers and artists to network and share touring project ideas, including those that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program. Project ideas must be submitted by October 9.
Urbanity NEXT Residency gives artists the opportunity and resources to create and present new work right here in Boston. They are looking for two textured and engaging artists to create a work under 10 minutes, a new movement piece with Urbanity dancers that would be performed at Urbanity NeXt in March. Deadline October 14.
Mass Cultural Council funds and manages a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils across the state, representing every city and town in the Commonwealth. Grants are made based on where your activity (workshop, performance, lecture) takes place. The next deadline is October 15, 2018. 
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DECEMBER 2018
NEST (New England States Touring) funds presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside of a presenter’s state. Deadline December 3, 2018
NATIONAL INFORMATION
Boston Dance Alliance does not post jobs or opportunities outside of New England, but there are other aggregation sites you can check.

Dance/USA posts national and international jobs and auditions for dancers, choreographers and administrators.

The International Association of Blacks in Dance has begun to list jobs; while many of these duplicate other national postings, dancers/dancemakers of color may want to subscribe.