What is an organizational partner?

The National Dance Project defines organizational partners as U.S.* nonprofit organizations who have working relationships with dance artists or companies and are committed to providing support for the creation and/or touring of the proposed project. Organizational partners can be community-based, institutions of higher education, presenting, etc.

An organizational partner may provide a variety of resources during the creation and/or touring/sharing of a project, including, but not limited to: 

  • Access to communities who will be involved in the research, creation, and/or 
  • presentation of the new work 
  • Residency space 
  • Mentorship 
  • Presentations
  • Commissioning support 
  • Tour planning assistance 
  • Administrative guidance or support 
  • Research assistance 
  • Marketplace advocacy 
  • Leveraging of additional funds for the project 

It is understood that the need and level of assistance between organizational partners and artists varies from artist to artist, but NDP believes strongly in organizational/artist partnerships, which can greatly benefit the development and distribution of dance.

*NEFA defines U.S. as all 50 of the United States, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. 


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