Dance/NYC delivers financial resources to the dance community in its role as a regrantor, distributing funds and filling gaps in access and investment. Underpinned by our values of justice, equity, and inclusion, our regranting programs seek to address and repair systemic failures that have historically hindered equitable investment opportunities.

Dance/NYC regranting programs are available publicly as open calls except in such instances as available funding is best served by renewing funding to a grantee cohort of a previous fund. Each program is developed either directly in response to our research findings and/or to emergency events that impact the dance/arts sector.

Current Regranting Programs

DAF supports small-budget dance makers, catalyzing and supporting artistic development and to that end, contributes to the field’s overall diversity, sustainability, and health.

The RSS Program makes affordable rehearsal space available to dance makers in critical need to support the creation and development of their work

The DDA Fellowship recognizes the critical role that disabled dance workers and arts practitioners play in social justice movements. In so doing ensuring these workers are supported while continuing to center disability as an artistic and generative force.

Past Regranting Programs

The DDA Residency Program was created to expand opportunities and to advance accessibility and equity for disabled dance artists within the larger dance, residency, and presenting communities.

CRF addressed the urgent need for dance-focused emergency funds and mitigated the growing impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak on individual freelance dance workers and dance making organizations.

​The DDA Fund generates dance making and performance by and with disabled artists, advancing artistic innovation and excellence-and, by extension, further disability rights

The NYC Dance Response Fund was established to meet needs in dance following Superstorm Sandy.


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