Are you a dancer living anywhere in the US in dire financial emergency? If you’re paid for your work, you may be eligible for a one-time grant of up to $3,000. Dancers must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in order to apply, due to a lack or loss of recent performance work due to circumstances outside of your control. You do NOT need to work as a dancer fulltime or earn your primary income through dance. Dire financial emergencies include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. Cycle 9 of the Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants program closes September 8. It is administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and funded by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Please click here for details.
Additionally, the Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants support choreographers (as well as visual and film/media/digital/electronic artists) with recent, unexpected medical, dental or mental health emergency expenses. Cycle 20 is open August 22 – September 22 for emergencies occurring February 1, 2023 and later. Please click here for details.