Dance/NYC has announced an open simply call for proposals for the Coronavirus Dance Aid Fund: New York Point out Version. Created probable by the generous support of the New York Point out Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the intent of this Fund is to proceed Dance/NYC’s present aid initiatives and mitigate the ongoing influence of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on unique dance makers and modest-budget dance building companies and groups with budgets amongst $10,000 and $250,000 primarily based in New York State. The Fund will prioritize specific dance makers and smaller-spending plan dance generating companies and groups based mostly exterior of the New York City metropolitan space and supply unrestricted aid to those people that have incurred financial losses because of to the unfold of COVID-19 and the social restriction measures applied to contain the sickness.
This Fund is an extension of Dance/NYC’s Coronavirus Dance Aid Fund (https://bit.ly/CoronavirusDanceReliefFund), which was established in 2020 to mitigate the escalating impression of the COVID-19 outbreak on personal freelance dance employees and small-spending plan corporations based in the metropolitan New York City spot and New Jersey concerning March 2020 and August 2020. The Fund prioritized supporting communities most impacted by COVID-19 such as: African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA), disabled, immigrant, and girls-identifying, transgender, gender nonconforming and/or non-binary dance personnel, as perfectly as individuals at significant threat together with aged and immunosuppressed dance workers. In overall, the Fund offered 1,082 awards to 734 unique freelance men and women and relief grants to 125 various organizations totaling $1,000,500 across the grant period of time.
Similar to the 2020 Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund, the Coronavirus Dance Aid Fund: New York State Version will be disbursed by means of a two-tier funding design, allowing for for the allocation of cash to be responsive to the one of a kind needs of unique dance makers and organizations/teams, whose profits is reliant generally on in-man or woman activities this kind of as performances, classes, live functions, and who frequently have less obtain to unemployment security, discounts and/or dollars reserves, and several sources of funding.
Through the 1st tier of help (Tier I), selected unique dance makers (choreographers and individual dancers) will acquire grant awards of $1,500. Dance/NYC anticipates awarding up to 100 grants by way of Tier I, totaling $150,000 based mostly on will need, exclusively, money losses incurred. The 2nd tier of help (Tier II) will award 1-time grants involving $2,500- $5,000 to around 45-60 dance building businesses and/or fiscally sponsored groups with budgets amongst $10,000 and $250,000, totaling $238,572.
Particular person dance makers and dance making businesses will have the chance to utilize for money through an on the web application technique, with standards particular to every single funding tier, letting Dance/NYC to continue to be adaptive to the precise demands of every single impacted group.
The application for Tier I for particular person dance makers opened on March 30, 2022, and will close on April 20, 2022, even though it could be closed quicker if 1,500 purposes are gained prior to this day. The application for Tier II for businesses and groups opened on April 6, 2022 and will close on May 4, 2022. For more data on Tier I and Tier II apps go to Dance.NYC.
The Fund will prioritize supporting communities most impacted by COVID-19 such as: small-income, ALAANA, disabled, immigrant, elderly, immunosuppressed, and ladies-determining, transgender, gender nonconforming and/or non-binary artists artists that are parents, guardians, or principal care providers and artists residing in zip codes disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 fatalities and instances. People and companies headquartered in the metropolitan NYC location are welcome to use but priority will be supplied to people today and organizations that are primarily based in counties outside of the five boroughs of NYC. Present-day and past grantee people today and companies of Dance/NYC’s regranting courses, as well as previous direct recipients of New York State Council on the Arts grants, and folks and companies who have not formerly been funded by Dance/NYC are encouraged to use. More information and facts about eligibility and software specifications is offered in the open contact for proposals.
To assist potential candidates, Dance/NYC will host and document 1 webinar for each funding tier via Zoom, which will include things like ASL interpretation and shut captions. Stop by Dance.NYC for webinar facts. Recordings of the webinars, alongside with slides employed throughout the webinars, will be created readily available inside one particular 7 days subsequent the webinar dates.
Furthermore, Dance/NYC will maintain digital one-on-a single complex help classes by way of Google Satisfy or by cellular phone in English and Spanish. Registration will be on a 1st-arrive, very first-served basis. Stop by Dance.NYC for registration specifics.
If an applicant is unable to be part of a webinar or 1-on-a single periods, or if they have further more issues, they can check out our Often Asked Concerns (FAQ) internet pages:
Applicants may well also submit questions not previously dealt with on the FAQ web page by email: [email protected]. Issues sent to Dance/NYC staff electronic mail accounts straight may possibly be missed and go unanswered. As ideal, Dance/NYC’s responses to issues acquired will be extra to the FAQ internet pages.
Dance/NYC’s mission is to market the understanding, appreciation, apply, and efficiency of dance in the metropolitan New York City space. It embeds values of justice, fairness, and inclusion into all areas of the firm.
About New York Condition Council on the Arts
The New York Point out Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is focused to preserving and growing the wealthy and diverse cultural assets that are and will turn out to be the heritage of New York’s citizens. NYSCA upholds the right of all New Yorkers to knowledge the crucial contributions the arts make to their communities, schooling, financial progress and high-quality of everyday living. By means of their core grantmaking exercise, NYSCA awards corporations statewide by direct grants and regrants throughout 15 plans the Regional Economic Improvement Council initiative. NYSCA funding supports the visible, literary, media and carrying out arts and includes committed assist for arts training and underserved communities. NYSCA further more innovations New York’s inventive lifestyle by hosting convenings with leaders in the industry and delivering organizational and experienced enhancement options and informational resources.