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2020 Budget Includes NEA Increase, UBIT Repeal!

Dance/NYC works in alliance with Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance. …

In an end-of-year budget deal, House appropriators passed a $1.4 trillion budget deal for fiscal year 2020 that includes great news for the arts and nonprofit sectors.
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Chancellor Carranza Announces Record 447 Million Dollar Investment in High-Quality Arts Education

Annual Arts in Schools Report shows $14 million increase in arts education spending and record number of arts teachers.…

 

Dance/USA Objects To Proposed USCIS Fee Increases

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed making it much costlier to apply to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) for the required visas for international guest artists, and it is inviting the public to comment on its plans to increase most of its filing fees, including those for O and P artist visa applications filed by dance groups and other nonprofit arts organizations nationwide.…

Dance/USA, as part of the Performing Arts Visa Working Group, has signed on to comments on behalf of dance groups, objecting not only to specific changes outlined in this proposal but also drawing attention to severe processing delays that have persisted since earlier this summer and a marked deterioration in customer service that endangers planned performances and events.…

 
New York City Comptroller Releases Report on the Creative Economy

New York City Comptroller Releases Report on the Creative Economy

On October 25, Dance/NYC Executive Director Alejandra Duque Cifuentes offered remarks in support of the new, expansive report about the NYC creative sector released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer's office: My name is Alejandra Duque Cifuentes and I am the Executive Director of Dance/NYC. As the service organization for the dance workforce in New York City, Dance/NYC’s…

 

Dance Advancement Fund Call for Proposals

Dance/NYC invites metropolitan New York City area dance makers with operating budgets between $25,000 and $1 million to submit proposals for two-year general support awards of $5,000–$15,000 annually, from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2021…

 

Dance/NYC Announces Fund to Advance Resilience in Dance

Second Iteration of Dance Advancement Fund Will Distribute $400,000 Among 25 Dance Makers Citywide to Address Inequitable Distribution of Resources in the Field …

 

Dance/NYC Announces Recipients of Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program

Grantees Include Heidi Latsky Dance, Kinetic Light, and Yo-Yo Lin…

 

NYCharities Has Disappeared—Along With Thousands of Dollars Belonging to Small Dance Companies

In theory, NYCharities was a small dance company's dream. Free to use, the nonprofit acted as a clearinghouse for companies to accept credit and debit card donations online. It also allowed companies to sell tickets to galas and events, set up recurring donations and even give donors the option to pay processing fees themselves—an important feature for dance companies with small budgets. But…

 
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