Dance Advancement Fund


218 East 18th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10003


Jun 18, 2024


May 17, 2024

Dance/NYC invites dance making organizations and groups based in the metropolitan NYC area with operating budgets of $25,000-$250,000 to submit applications for support through the fourth iteration of the Dance Advancement Fund. Selected dance making organizations and groups will receive two-year general operating support grants of $6,000 to $40,000 annually, including ongoing professional development, from September 1, 2024 - August 31, 2026. Dance/NYC anticipates awarding up to 25 grants.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) must be submitted by June 18, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Applicants are eligible to apply if they:

• Are a dance maker focused on the creation and/or performance of dance, with a history of at least three years of local dance-making activity in the metropolitan NYC area;
• Are headquartered in the metropolitan New York City area, including the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties in New York State, and Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey;
• Have an annual expense budget between $25,000–$250,000 for FY2022 (actual), FY2023 (actual), and FY2024 (forecasted); and
• Can provide proof of current 501©(3) status or fiscal sponsorship status. For details on how to become fiscally sponsored, please visit Dance.NYC/for-artists/resource-pages.

You are encouraged to apply if you are a current or past grantee of Dance/NYC or if you have not previously been funded by Dance/NYC.

Application Instructions

Apply online.