BDA Fellowship

DEADLINE EXTENDED for the 2020-21 Boston Dancemakers Residency ! 

Applications now due May 10, 2020

By combining resources, Boston Center for the Arts and Boston Dance Alliance  have created the most comprehensive dance residency in Boston.

The Boston Dancemakers Residency supports two Boston-area dance artists who are striving to develop, adapt or reinvent their creative process. The  residency serves as a laboratory for ideas that are in the exploratory phase and need dedicated time and space to be fully realized.

Grantees receive a regional three-day retreat, six weeks of intensive studio time, access to discounted rehearsal space, a choreographer stipend, a stipend for a collaborating artist in a non-dance discipline, and rehearsal pay for up to six dancers.

The Boston Dancemakers Residency is adjudicated by an independent panel based on the artist’s video sample, proposed concept, and the potential impact on the development of the artist’s career and risk taken in the creative process.

Applying to the Boston Dancemakers Residency also makes you eligible for the BCA’s Run of the Mills, Visual Art Residency, and Public Art Residency, no extra application required. Just check your eligibility and then indicate your interest in other programs at the bottom of your application.


The Boston Dancemakers Residency is made possible with support by the Aliad Fund at The Boston Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Molly McDonald, and John G.F. Ruggieri Lam and John D. Lam.