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 new work.

In the creation process, an organization may provide a variety of resources, including, but not limited to:

  • residency space
  • audience for work-in-progress showings
  • administrative guidance or support
  • access to communities who will be involved in the research, creation, and/or presentation of the new work
  • marketplace advocacy
  • mentorship, research assistance
  • leveraging of additional funds for the project

During the touring of the proposed new work, support may take the form of:

  • presentations
  • tour planning assistance

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 presenter/artist alliances, 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.