Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program


New York, NY 10003


Apr 03, 2020


Mar 03, 2020

Dance/NYC and its program partner Gibney are pleased to invite you to apply for the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program, made possible by the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Dance/NYC will award week-long residencies to disabled dance artists and/or integrated dance companies at Gibney from May 21, 2020 through June 20, 2020. The purpose of the residency program is to expand opportunities for dancers with disabilities, and to advance accessibility and inclusion within the larger dance, residency and presenting communities.

Residency Components

Individual dance artists and/ or integrated dance companies (dance ensembles working with artists with and without disabilities) are invited to apply for a one-week residency during the period of May 21, 2020 through June 20, 2020. Residencies will be awarded to up to four (4) dance artists and/or integrated dance companies to support their creative process. These residencies will occur in New York City at Gibney, 280 Broadway. Disabled dance artists or integrated dance companies, regardless of disability, are invited to apply. Dance/NYC will prioritize self-identification. No artist will be required to identify their impairment or provide verification in the application.

Each of the program participants will receive:
• An honorarium of $3,000 to be used at the discretion of the participant;
• An additional stipend of $750 for personal care assistant(s) and/or access needs;
• Up to 30 hours of rehearsal time over the course of one week;
• 10-class card at Gibney lasting 90 days;
• If desired, private or public studio showing, open rehearsal, public talk, and/or public class; and
• 10-12 hours of mentorship support from a colleague in the field


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants are eligible to apply if they:
• Identify as a disabled dance artist and/or dance ensemble working with disabled dance artists and/or integrated dance company;
• Are headquartered in the five boroughs of New York City, including, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island; and
• Provide a copy of their U.S. IRS Determination letter, which proves the entity’s 501©(3) designation or tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 170©(1), or proof of fiscal sponsorship. For details on how to become fiscally sponsored, please visit Dance.NYC.

Applicants are not eligible to apply if they are:
•An individual artist without a fiscal sponsor;
•An organization that is not focused on the creation and/or performance of dance;
•An organization for which dance therapy is a primary function;
•An organization for which arts education is a primary function;
•An educational institution;
•A producer;
•A presenter;
•A festival;
•A service organization.