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.
· 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.
In this current round, the DFA will fund 30 one-year fellowships of a minimum of $30,000 per awarded artist.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6 PM Eastern Time
Director of Regranting
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:
- Center artists who engage in art for social change and offer fellowship support
- Build peer cohort and resource network among fellows
- 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.”