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  BDA takes no responsibility for out of date or inaccurate information.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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Red Bull Microgrants Direct-funding to artists is essential always, and is particularly critical at this moment. In response to the current socio-political climate, Red Bull Arts is expanding the Detroit Microgrant Program nationally.  The adapted Microgrant program will award two unrestricted $1000 grants each month to two artists in Boston. This program also provides an opportunity to share projects through Red Bull Arts social channels. 

Career Transition For Dancers has a new grant program. Dancers with at least 5 years professional performing experience can apply for Professional Development grants ($1,000), which can be used to create a non-dance income as well as build marketable skills. Scholarships for undergraduate (up to $2,000) and graduate degrees (up to $,5000 are also offered to dancers with at least 7 years professional dance experience. 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. 


November 2020

Apply to the Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) to join a cohort of 12 New England-based choreographers and dance makers, and experience New England Now, a series of connected activities and opportunities across the region designed to elevate your work and strengthen institutional and community-based networks for dance inside of New England.Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

The Goethe-Institut Boston opens its unique, flexible space in Back Bay to artists and creative minds as a “laboratory” for ideas.  Successful applicants will realize their proposed projects in 2021 within a TBD two week period and projects must be feasible within Covid-19 restrictions. The available space includes our Grand Hall, reception room, entrance way and stairwell, and two outside spaces at the front and back of the building. Applicants must reside and work in New England. Deadline is November 15.

New England States Touring (NEST) funds the presentation of regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations. Deadline November 16, 2020 for projects occurring after February 1, 2021.

The Somerville Arts Council (SAC) COVID Relief Grant for Individual Artists provide financial assistance to Somerville individual artists (of all genres) facing dire economic circumstances brought on by the COVID crisis. Deadline is Monday, November 23rd at 11:59 p.m.


December 2020

Local Cultural Councils  support arts projects where you live and work. Read the specifics and priorities for your city or town on the Mass Cultural Council website. Deadline has been extended and is now December 14, 2020.


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.