National Dance Project Community Engagement Fund

Augments selected National Dance Project Production Grantees to support community engagement.

The Era Footwork Crew | Photo courtesy of the crew

The Community Engagement Fund augments selected National Dance Project Production Grantees to support engagement with communities as an NDP project tours.

About the National Dance Project Grant Program

Visit the National Dance Project Program page to learn more about the program and its advisors.


About NDP Community Engagement Fund Grants

CEF grants are awarded to approximately five NDP Production Grant recipients each year based on the following priorities:

  1. Engage in strong community and social engagement practices, but need additional resources to cover the true costs of working extensively in a new community while on tour; and/or
  2. Demonstrate commitment to developing a community engagement practice with their project and whose work requires additional on-site time in a community.

Process & Deadlines

Each Production grantee receives an orientation with NEFA staff; projects that align with the priorities of this pilot initiative are invited to apply.

Community Engagement Funds are awarded annually.