Immigrant Artists


As part of its initiative to extend the role of dance artistry in fostering the inclusion, integration, and human rights of the more than three million immigrants in the New York City metropolitan area, Dance/NYC unveils foundational research, New York City’s Foreign-Born Dance Workforce Demographics. Prepared by Dance/NYC, DataArts, and Webb Management Services Incorporated, this study was made possible with leadership support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is based significantly on data on fiscally sponsored artists and projects gathered with support from The New York Community Trust. Download the full report pdf.



The value of this research, as a tool to guide policy and fund development and to improve management practices, will be measured best by its application—the dialogue, creative problem-solving, and action it generates to address inequities in dance and move the art form forward. Dance/NYC wants to know what you recommend and invites you to weigh in, using Facebook or Twitter, or via e-mail.

/ DanceNYCorg

/ DanceNYC


The image announces a National Dance Institute Introductory Workshop taking place on May 9th, 2018. It features a young, African-American woman wearing a red t-shirt dancing in the foreground. Behind her are several adult dancers performing choreography in a studio as they all take part in an NDI training. The image links to: