NYC Dance Field-Wide Calls

Updated: November 18, 2020 2:30pm.

Stay connected with NYC's Dance Community

Since May 28, 2020 Dance/NYC has been hosting weekly calls with the dance field to address pressing questions, needs, and plans for the future of dance in the metropolitan NYC area.  The calls have focused on disseminating information related to COVID-19 and on facilitating resource-sharing amongst the dance community. Calls occur every Thursday, from 4:00 pm. – 5:00 p.m. Any member of the community is welcome to attend. Accessibility services including ASL interpretation and Closed captioning are provided upon confirmed requests in advance of each meeting (24hrs). Registration is required and free.

Below you can find the resources that we’ve gathered, as well as the documents Dance/NYC has been updating related to the calls.

This Week – 11.19.20

TOPIC: Wade into Activisim: Virtual Dance Festival

 We will share the latest federal advocacy efforts for arts relief, and open the floor for questions and discussion. Wade into Activism is a virtual festival presenting work by femme-identifying artists and conversations with masc-identifying allies about gender-based violence. Join us to learn more about 16 days of activism supporting the United Nations’ campaign against rape and presenting virtual dance festivals. 



Action Items

  • Be an Arts Hero: There are multiple ways to be an #ArtsHero. Find and call your senators and use The #ArtsHero Action Packet. Come together to support our Arts and Culture sector by calling your senators to incite change with our asks.
  • Write: The Save Our Stages Act, spearheaded by the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), has been introduced to the Senate. The bill has been expanded to include nonprofits and venues of all kinds. Write to your legislators to support this bill.
  • Call: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation $600/wk relief ended July 25th. ExtendPUA is advocating for pandemic relief to continue until the pandemic is over; see their action items for more information.
  • Sign on letter: The PPP Coalition is an ad hoc grassroots coalition of local, regional, and national entities from the "last-to-reopen" sectors of the American economy. They seek to improve PPP through a few key changes to the program that will benefit all borrowers, small businesses and nonprofits, regardless of their industry.
  • Write: Congress asking them to approve emergency supplemental funding for the arts - this campaign is led by Actors' Equity Association


Dance/NYC Field-Wide Call Documents

  • NYC Field-Wide Call FAQs: This document contains answers to questions we’ve received, as well as links to resources related to Advocacy, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Funding, Reopening, Dance Online, Racial Justice, and Reimagining the Future. Updated Bi-weekly
  • Running Agenda and Notes from Calls: To see what we’ve been discussing and access any additional resources mentioned during the calls, check this document. Updated weekly


Additional Resources


Ad for Movement Research's Festival event entitled GPS Chats featuring artists from Croatia, Iran, and the USA.

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