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Dance Worker Digest | February 2024

This month's topics cover the National Arts Summit in DC, Dance/USA’s 2024 elections toolkit, the campaign against cuts to arts & culture in NYC, and new legislation protecting freelance workers in New York State.…

 

Dance/NYC Announces Co-Executive Directorship - Vicki Capote, Sara Roer, and Candace Thompson-Zachery to Lead Organization

Dance/NYC proudly announces that Vicki Capote, Sara Roer, and Candace Thompson-Zachery will all serve as Co-Executive Directors of the dance service organization. The trio all previously served as a part of Dance/NYC’s interim leadership team, and together, will continue to work as a collective—sharing power, strategy, vision, and labor—to put to the test Dance/NYC’s first attempt at a distributed leadership structure.…

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Advocacy Alert: Submit Your Feedback on DCLA’s 5-Year Accessibility Plan

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has released a draft proposal of their five-year accessibility plan outlining past, present, and future initiatives aimed at fostering a more inclusive workplace and cultural sector for people with disabilities. DCLA is now inviting feedback from the public as they finalize the plan over the next several months.…

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Dance/NYC Announces Recipients of Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance and Social Justice Fellowship Program

Dance/NYC is pleased to announce the 29 recipients of the third iteration of the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance and Social Justice Fellowship Program (DDA Fellowship), made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation. 

 

Testimony to New York State Senate Finance Committee and New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee Joint Legislative Hearing on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-25 Executive Budget Proposal: Economic Development/Arts

Submitted to the New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Liz Krueger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair, Helene E. Weinstein on January 30, 2024.…

Prepared by Candace Thompson-Zachery, Co-Executive Director of Dance/NYC…

 

Dance Worker Digest | January 2024

This month's topics cover a toolkit for disrupting harm in dance, increases to visa petitions fees, DDP’s latest report on leadership compensation, and Americans for the Arts’ study on the economic and social impact of arts and culture.…

 

Testimony to City Planning Commission Public Hearing on Zoning for Economic Opportunity

Submitted to City Planning Commission on January 24, 2024…

Prepared by Dance/NYC…

Presented orally by Candace Thompson-Zachery, Director of Programming and Justice Initiatives …

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Dance/NYC State of the Organization Address & Winter Break 2023

(FAQs after letter) Dear Dance Community, Without question, this year has been a time of extraordinary transition. At Dance/NYC, we’ve navigated a transition in leadership, released the first State of NYC Dance research report since 2016, and adapted to ongoing organizational and field-wide change against the backdrop of a challenging economic landscape. Many of you have faced crossroads in your…

 
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