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Dance/NYC is committed to effective case building grounded in action oriented research. Through research, it guides strategic and responsive policy and fund development and improves management practice. Dance/NYC understands the key role data has in ensuring dance workers and companies are advocated for and that their needs are served at this time. Dance/NYC has published 14 pioneering research reports. Please visit the research library below to access all of Dance/NYC's past research


On July 20, 2022 Dance/NYC launched the Dance Industry Census, which is the first comprehensive research study that aims to better understand the size, makeup, health and state of the dance ecosystem in the metropolitan New York City area in order to address economic inequities in the field and ensure that all dance workers are recognized and represented. Data will be analyzed by Dance/NYC and presented in aggregate form in Dance/NYC’s State of NYC Dance research report, to be published in June 2023.

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Research

Coronavirus Dance Impact Information Brief - A Dance Sector in Peril

Coronavirus Dance Impact Information Brief - A Dance Sector in Peril

Prepared by Carrie Blake, Webb Mgmt in collaboration with Dance/NYC staff. 

 
Defining “Small-Budget” Dance Makers in a Changing Dance Ecology

Defining “Small-Budget” Dance Makers in a Changing Dance Ecology

By Carrie Blake, Nelie Jacques, and Dance/NYC    

 
Advancing Immigrants. Dance. Arts.

Advancing Immigrants. Dance. Arts.

By Julie Koo and Mireya Guerra, in collaboration with Dance/NYC's Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Task Force.

 
 
Immigrants. Dance. Arts.: Data on NYC Dance

Immigrants. Dance. Arts.: Data on NYC Dance

By Julie Koo, in collaboration with Dance/NYC's Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Task Force.

 
 
Performing Disability. Dance. Artistry.

Performing Disability. Dance. Artistry.

By Anne Coates, with Jeffrey G. Nolan, and in collaboration with Dance/NYC's Disability. Dance. Artistry. Task Force.

 
 
New York City's Foreign-Born Dance Workforce Demographics

New York City's Foreign-Born Dance Workforce Demographics

By Dance/NYC, DataArts, and Webb Management Services

 
Advancing Fiscally Sponsored Dance Artists & Projects

Advancing Fiscally Sponsored Dance Artists & Projects

By Webb Management Services

 
Advancing Fiscally Sponsored Artists & Art Projects: A Report for the City of New York

Advancing Fiscally Sponsored Artists & Art Projects: A Report for the City of New York

By Webb Management Services

 

Research in the News

The Dance Edit: Making sure every dance worker counts

The Dance Edit, The Dance Edit, July 14, 2022

 

Dance/NYC Announces Dance Industry Census

Dance/NYC, Dance/NYC, July 13, 2022

 

In a New Census, Dance/NYC Wants to Count Every Dance Worker

The New York Times, Rachel Sherman, July 13, 2022

 

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