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. We will try to post virtual opportunities during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deadlines for certain grant applications may be in flux.  Check the websites and if you do not see updates, send emails to confirm deadlines and 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  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information.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.

Not a nonprofit? 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? Check out the BDA Auditions and BDA Jobs pages year-round.

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Career Transition For Dancers at The Actors Fund provides support services, professional development grants and more. To learn about additional application criteria as well as the range of services offered by The Actors Fund, dance professionals can register for a bi-weekly  national dancer orientation. All dancers, from early career to mid-career to retired from performing, can work with career counselors – at no cost –  in person or remotely.


May, 2021

Boston Dancemakers Residency, a partnership between Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Center for the Arts, serves as a laboratory for ideas that are in the exploratory phase and need dedicated time and space to be fully realized. Designed to promote artistic growth and the development of original ensemble work, dancemakers will be offered support for research, development, rehearsal, financial and production phases of their project. Resources include a regional three-day retreat, six weeks of intensive studio time, discounted rehearsal space, dancemaker and collaborator stipends, and rehearsal pay for up to six dancers. Deadline is May 3, 5 PM ET


June, 2021

Apollinaire Theatre Company is now accepting applications for its 2021/22 Resident Artist Program at the Chelsea Theatre Works!   Residents receive free performance & rehearsal space. Performance residencies include up to 4 weeks of performance space with a full lighting and sound package, up to 6 weeks of rehearsal space, audition space, and access to shop, office, and meeting space during the residency period. Both companies and individual performing artists are eligible to apply.During the transition to safer conditions for in-person performances, we welcome applications for developmental residencies. We will expedite applications for projects for this spring or summer. Applications for Sept. 2021-June 2022 received by June 1 will be given priority consideration, and later applications will be considered if openings remain.

City of Boston Opportunity Fund Grant provides $1,000 to support artists in Boston fund meaningful career development opportunities and ways of sharing their artistic work with the public. Deadline is June 4th, 2021 at 5 pm EST

The Vilcek Foundation currently seeks young foreign-born applicants for the 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance. Immigrant dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors working across a variety of genres are invited to apply. Applicants should have been born outside of the United States; be 38 years of age or younger; and completed at least three professional dance engagements. Three winners will each receive a $50,000 unrestricted cash prize. Deadline is June 11, 2021, at 5pm ET


Check Dance/USA , which 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.