Lewiston, ME
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New England Arts Resilience Fund
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This proposal seeks funding to safeguard the future of the Bates Dance Festival by requesting support for the salaries and artist fees for the 2021 Festival and the funds to hire a consultant/facilitator to lead the staff and Advisory Board through anti-racism training and the creation of an Equity and Inclusion Plan. This grant will allow us to move forward—amidst all the uncertainty of the global health crisis—with planning, training, programming, and outreach to design a reimagined Festival in a pandemic and post-pandemic period that centers equity and inclusion in the work we do.