Dance/USA Fellowships / Deadline: December 8

Dance/USA announced a new round of Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA). As our society grapples with unprecedented challenges and increasingly recognizes the inequity and injustice of our systems, Dance/USA is reaffirmed that the work of supporting artists who engage in art for social change is pivotal and overdue. DFA offers direct support to individual artists who have a sustained and intentional practice of working through dance or movement-based modalities to address social change.

DFA will award 30 Fellowships of a minimum of $30,000 per artist by August of 2022. Fellowship funds may be used at the artist’s discretion. Artists are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by December 8, 2021 at 6:00pm EST. Find the DFA program overview and guidelines here.

Information for Artists

Dance/USA is committed to accessibility and places Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities at the center of its decision-making. All artists may apply to DFA regardless of Dance/USA membership status.

DFA offers alternative formats and translation services necessary so that all individuals can participate in the program. Dance/USA shares the belief that proposal writing should not be a barrier to artists accessing funding. DFA offers applicants several support options during the application period. 

For questions, please contact Haowen Wang, Dance/USA Director of Regranting, at or (202) 725-4028. 

Find the DFA program overview and guidelines here.

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