The DFA

Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (The DFA) were created for artists using dance for social change.
Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (The DFA) were created for artists using dance for social change.

Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (The DFA) were created for artists using dance for social change.

Dance/USA is the national service organization for professional dance, serving a broad cross-section of the dance field.  They created the DFA in 2019 to provide direct support to individual artists who have developed a sustained and intentional practice of working through dance and movement-based modalities to address social change.

Eligibility:

·  Dedicate your practice to directly and meaningfully addressing the needs of one or more community(s).

·  Create respectful, ethical, and committed relationships with the communities with which your work is in dialogue.

·  Have an artistic practice in dance and/or movement-based modalities.

·  Have not received major six-figure funding, such as MacArthur Foundation “Genius” awards and Doris Duke Artist Awards.

·  Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

Award:

In this current round, the DFA will fund 30 one-year fellowships of a minimum of $30,000 per awarded artist.

Deadline:

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6 PM Eastern Time

Apply:

https://www.danceusa.org/apply-to-dfa

More Info:

Haowen Wang
Director of Regranting
fellowships@danceusa.org 
(202) 725-4028

About the DFA 

“We are at a point in history where our society is grappling with unprecedented challenges and increasingly recognizing the inequity and injustice of our systems. With this in mind, Dance/USA is reaffirmed that the work of supporting artists who engage in art for social change is pivotal and overdue.

As a national program, Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists recognize the richness and wide-ranging perspectives of change-based artistic practices in dance and places its values in alignment with artists in this work. The overarching goals of the DFA are:

  1. Center artists who engage in art for social change and offer fellowship support
  2. Build peer cohort and resource network among fellows
  3. Facilitate initiatives that are responsive and uplift the artists’ voices

Dance/USA operates with inclusion and justice at our core, and places Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities at the center of our decision-making.”

Lisa Bianconi
Author: Lisa Bianconi

Editor of www.nohoartsdistrict.com