Grants and Auditions Galore!

As the Omicron spike continues, please check websites/social media for changes to any in-person events before heading out!


The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture is holding a virtual information session for individuals interested in applying to the fifth cohort of the Boston Artists-in-Residence program. It will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, January 26 at 12PM. The application opens January 10 and the deadline to apply is Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5 p.m.


The National Endowment for the Arts Dance team is hosting a free webinar Jan. 27 at 3 PM  about the Grants for Arts Projects dance application guidelines ahead of the February 2022 deadline. Register by 1/26 at 11:59pm


Join Young Arts and leading voices in arts education on Thursday, January 27 from 6-7PM as they discuss recruiting for excellence and supporting the next generation of artists. Moderated by Carla Hill, with Francesca Harper, Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson, and Michael McElroy, speakers will address issues including equity, the pandemic and standardized testing, and their effects on encouraging new conversations and opportunities to support arts students. The talk will be followed by a Q & A.

Boston Lyric Opera Production and Opera Philadelphia present Ana Sokolović’s Svadba. This cinematic opera experience tells the story of a bride-to-be on the eve of her wedding as four of her closest friends and an elder family member gather to help her prepare for the big event. Available to stream January 28.



The Equality Fund at the Boston Foundation  supports Greater Boston nonprofit organizations that serve and strengthen the LGBTQ+ community

There are two funding streams: the “Equality Fund Annual Grantmaking” stream and the “COVID-19 Response Fund” stream.

  • Grants will be made for general operating support, to organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Boston and the Boston’s Foundation “catchment area”

  • Applications will be evaluated based on the organization’s mission, programs, and sustainability

  • COVID-19 grants will be made in accordance with the guiding principles of the COVID-19 Response Fund

  • Organizations receiving funding will share their experience and impact of the grant via a phone call with TBF staff.

You are welcome to apply to either or both funding streams. All applications are due by January 26, 2022, by 11 PM.

Applications for year six of #liveartsboston from The Boston Foundation with support from Barr Foundation are now live! Deadline is February 18.

Rhode Island Women’s Choreography Project is accepting applications! The project serves any choreographer who feels underrepresented, regardless of gender identity. Send your application in today to create a new work using professional dancers and state of the art rehearsal space. Apply as a choreographer or apply as a dancer

Performance dates at Festival Ballet Providence will be May 21-22, 2022. The deadline to submit applications is February 13! You may submit applications for both categories.

We The Females are hosting auditions on January 25 from 8-10:30PM. All the information isHERE.

Boston City Youth Ballet is hosting Winter Auditions for their 2022 season on Sunday, January 30. Find out all you need to know HERE

Fox Ballroom Dance Studio is hosting auditions for their volunteer professional dance company on Monday, January 31. Find out more and register HERE

Want to support MASSCreative’s programmatic work this year and for years to come?

Take MASSCreative’s feedback survey to influence future trainings, webinars and resources to help you be a more informed, effective and confident advocate for arts and culture. Now is the opportunity to shed light on the skills and tools that you need MASSCreative to develop to strengthen the advocacy and political power of the arts and cultural sector of Massachusetts.

Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate a Boston Dance Alliance 2022 Dance Champion

Deadline is Tuesday, February 1 2022 at midnight!

Thinking of warmer days, watch UnderScored —  a multi-faceted project rooted in the intergenerational stories and memories of NYC underground club heads. Created by Ephrat Asherie in collaboration with legendary elders from the underground dance community, Archie Burnett, Michele Saunders (both featured in this video), Louis (Loose) Kee, and Brahms (Bravo) LaFortune, the cast ranges in age from age 25-77. This project takes shape as a series of performances, community based events and an oral history archive.
Boston Dance Alliance has some exciting updates coming soon. Stay up to date by following us on social media!

With care,

Debra Cash, Executive Director