Dance/NYC established the NYC Dance Response Fund to meet the urgent need for dance-focused emergency funds in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“The relief fund was crafted to quickly provide small grants to those in the dance field who have limited access to traditional funding sources and for whom a few thousand dollars can make a significant difference. The Board and staff wish to thank Dance/NYC, whose knowledge of the field and agility helped move the resources wisely and in a timely manner,” stated Jay Beckner, President, Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

In March 2013, Dance/NYC announced the following recipients of funding:

Amalgamate Dance Company
American Ballet Theatre
Art's House Schools, Inc.
Azul Dance Theatre
Ballet Next
Battery Dance Company
Brighton Ballet Theater
Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Buglisi Dance Theatre
Center for Performance Research
Chez Bushwick
Company XIV
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Dance New Amsterdam
Dance Project Sequence, Inc.
Daria Fain / Commons Choir
Dixon Place
Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre
Flamenco Latino
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Flight 18
Gallim Dance
Gibney Dance Center
Harbor Lights Theater Company
Harlem Stage
HERE Arts Center
Hotel Savant
Ice Theatre of New York
Lar Lubovitch
LeeSaar The Company
Lotus Music and Dance
Mark Morris Dance Group
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance
Movement Research
New York Live Arts
Pace University
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation
Satellite Ballet
Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble
The Armitage Foundation
The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc.
The Kitchen
Thin Man Dance
Third Rail Projects
World Music Institute

Individual grants totaling $200,000 ranged in size from $5,000 to $1,000 and were dedicated to mitigating financial losses that resulted from the storm, from lost sales and unpaid artists fees to unanticipated travel, advertising, and space rental fees.

Related Resources:
Announcement and Call for Proposals

Emergency Preparedness and Response: The Case of Superstorm Sandy and NYC Dance
CultureAID (Active in Disasters)


NYC Dance Response Fund in the News

Modern Dance Groups to Receive Hurricane Sandy Aid

The New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin, December 26, 2012


More NYC Dance Response Fund in the News

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