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  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information.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.

Please send any information/corrections/additions to


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.


September, 2021

NEFA’s New England Dance Fund  awards small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. Deadline September 20.

Celebrate dance by creating a fall or winter festival in your community! The Mass Cultural Council has increased their funding for these community activities and you could be beneficiary of a $1500 grant to support production, promotion, and audience development. Application opens Sept. 13, with an info session Sept 20.  Application deadline is Nov. 3.


October, 2021

Mass Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council Program supports artists in all genres living or working/presenting their work in a particular location. Don’t miss these important opportunities. Deadline is October 15.

NEFA’s Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice  grants supporting teams of artists, creatives, culture bearers, cultural organizers, and/or community-based collaborators to do the important work of imagining public art that fosters and contributes to more just futures for our public spaces and public culture and Public Art for Spatial Justice   which supports specific programs have a grant deadline of October 18. Check the site to see which is right for your engagement.


December 2021

NEFA’s  Public Art Learning Fund focuses on professional development opportunities that build necessary skills, resources, connections and strengthen artists’ public art practices and the public art field at large. Deadline is December 13.


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.