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Dance/NYC is committed to effective case building grounded in research. Through research, it guides strategic and responsive policy and fund development and improves management practice.


Coronavirus Dance Impact Study

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. Since launching our Coronavirus Dance Impact Survey, we have been analyzing data with our current research consultant, Carrie Blake at Webb Mgmt. These data analyses include the current and potential impacts of the virus on individual dance artists as well as dance organizations, groups and projects in the dance field at large. 

Dance/NYC appreciates the deleterious financial impact that the COVID-19 coronavirus may have on the dance community, in particular organizations and artists dependent on in-person gatherings, classes, and performances as sources of earned income, as well as artists and cultural workers without readily available access to healthcare and wage protections. We also recognize that African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA), immigrant and disabled artists may face additional challenges accessing necessary resources at this time.

Our current findings indicate that many freelance dance artists are struggling to cover basic living expenses such as groceries and housing in light of the lost income due to COVID-19. The crisis is causing an immediate shift in the size and makeup of the dance workforce that could have sustained, significant implications on the field. Additionally, our findings shed light on how artists across other arts disciplines are also being impacted by the virus and represent shared resources needed during and beyond this crisis. 

For updates on the findings of the Coronavirus Dance Impact Survey, as well as the stories of those impacted by COVID-19 coronavirus and the social restriction measures implemented to contain the disease visit our data overview here:

VIEW DATA FINDINGS FOR INDEPENDENT DANCE WORKERS

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Research

Disability. Dance. Artistry.

Disability. Dance. Artistry.

By Anne Coates, with a foreword by Simi Linton, and in collaboration with Dance/NYC's Disability. Dance. Artistry. Task Force.

 
Discovering Disability: Data & NYC Dance

Discovering Disability: Data & NYC Dance

By Anne Coates, in collaboration with Dance/NYC's Disability Task Force, this study was made possible with leadership support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 
State of NYC Dance and Corporate Giving

State of NYC Dance and Corporate Giving

This study was made possible with generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

 
Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness and Response

This study was made possible with generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation.

 
State of NYC Dance 2013

State of NYC Dance 2013

This report highlights findings on New York City dance that have been developed using information from the New York State Cultural Data Project and Fractured Atlas. 

 
Discovering Fiscally Sponsored NYC Dancemakers

Discovering Fiscally Sponsored NYC Dancemakers

Discovering Fiscally Sponsored NYC Dancemakers was made possible by leadership support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and The New York Community Trust. 

 
Dance Workforce Census: Earnings Among Individuals, Ages 21-35

Dance Workforce Census: Earnings Among Individuals, Ages 21-35

The Dance/NYC Junior Committee has published findings from its May 2011 survey research initiative.

 
State of NYC Dance 2011

State of NYC Dance 2011

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