COVID-19 Relief Fund

2022 Grantees

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Dance/NYC awarded 100 individual dance makers and 65 dance making organizations/groups through the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: New York State Edition, made possible by the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The purpose of the Fund was to continue Dance/NYC’s existing relief efforts and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on individual dance makers and small-budget dance making organizations and groups with budgets between $10,000 and $250,000 based in New York State.

The grantees of Tier I represent 100 individual dance makers from thirty-five (35) counties in New York State. Grantees are majority African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) (51%), majority women-identifying, gender nonconforming/nonbinary/genderqueer, and/or transgender (61%), and include LGBTQIA+ (47%), immigrants (28%), and disabled dance makers (13%). A majority of grantees have annual household incomes of less than $50,000 (87%). Each grantee of Tier I received a one-time award of $1,500. Given the needs-based nature of this grant, the names of individual recipients will not be made public.

The 65 recipients of the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: New York State Edition Tier II for dance making organizations/groups will each receive one-time awards of $2,500-$5,000. They are:

Grantees of both program tiers were selected by separate review panels of representatives from the dance field across New York State and were among a pool of over 374 and 100 New York State individual dance makers and dance making organizations/groups respectively who submitted applications in response to an open call. Additional information on grant requirements and eligibility can be found at the top of this page.

Related Resources:

Announcement of Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: New York State Edition Grantees (August 11, 2022)

Announcement of Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: New York State Edition (March 9, 2022)

Review Panels and Panelist Guides


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