Dance

NDP grant recipient Adele Myers & Dancers | Photo: Christopher Duggan

Grants

For artists

  • Enable artists to create projects of all disciplines that take place in the public realm in the city of Boston and that integrate public participation into the artistic process and/or presentation.
  • NDP Production Grants provide funds for the creation and U.S. touring of new dance works. These grants are highly competitive and are awarded to approximately 18 projects annually.
  • Enhances partnerships between artists and residency sites to prepare new works for touring.
  • NDP Touring Awards support U.S. tours of dance works by national and international artists with up to $35,000 in subsidy reserved for each project's tour through NDP Presentation Grants. 
  • Makes grants to New England-based choreographers of all genres and backgrounds to support critical opportunities that will advance their artistic careers. 

For presenters

Programs

  • Creative City grants enable artists to create projects of all disciplines that take place in the public realm in the city of Boston and that integrate public participation into the artistic process and/or presentation.

  • Expeditions grants support New England nonprofit organizations to plan and implement tours of high-quality arts projects involving New England, national, and international artists. 

  • The National Dance Project fuels the creation of new dance works and brings the work of the most compelling dance artists of our time to audiences across the nation.

  • The Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) provides professional growth for dance artists in regions across the U.S. through a 10-day “dance lab” designed to refine work, hone public presentation skills, and strengthen partnerships between artists and presenters.

  • New England States Touring (NEST) provides support to New England-based nonprofit organizations for public presentations and activities by New England artists listed on the CreativeGround directory.