A white woman with medium length straight blonde hair wearing a v-neck red top and subtle jewelry.
Program Manager, Dance
Photo: Kinetic Light, by Jay Newman

We are excited to announce the first recipients of the National Dance Project's new Community Engagement Fund!  

This pilot will provide supplementary grants to five selected artists who received NDP Production Grant funding and who either have a strong community engagement practice but need additional resources to cover the true costs of working extensively in a new community while on tour or who demonstrate a commitment to developing a community engagement practice while on tour. This initiative is among the outcomes resulting from the 2016 report by Metris Arts Consulting, Moving Dance Forward: NEFA’s National Dance Project at 20 & Critical Field Trends

Each of the following NDP Production Grantees has been awarded an additional $4,000 to support community engagement aspects of their projects:

During this pilot of the fund, NDP will partner with RMC Research to evaluate the usefulness and impact of the fund in supporting the community engagement practices and growth of these artists. We look forward to sharing the outcomes from this evaluation as well as the learnings from each project with the field in the years to come.