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CA$H is a granting program for individual artists and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. CA$H was designed in 1999 by artists, for artists. The program seeks to support artistic projects that represent the many diversities of Bay Area dance community (race, genre, age, gender, ability, experience, location).

The next deadline will be in Spring 2019 and will be announced in early 2019.

Congratulations to the Fall 2018 grantees!

$42,000 in grants were awarded to seven individual artists and seven dance organizations in support of artistic projects—each grant award is $3,000. CA$H supports artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and creative practices. Projects supported this round feature hip hop, performance ritual, Mexican cultural dance and music traditions, Butoh, modern, Flamenco, dance theater, circus, LGBTQ+-focused and feminist works.

The 14 Fall 2018 Dance grantees are:


India Davis
June 2019, Oakland
Wavelength is an experimental multimedia dance work exploring the relationship between the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, whales/whaling, and climate change.
CA$H for: artist fees

María de la Rosa
May/June 2019, Location TBA
Las Peteneras is a concert performance exploring female archetypes and ultimately, feminism and female leadership in Mexican cultural dance and music traditions.
CA$H for: artist fees

Chris Evans
March 2019, Oakland
Reconstructions is a site specific, North-Oakland based performance ritual connecting the impact of post-Civil War reconstruction on the psyches of Black people in the US to the ongoing economic reconstructions of North Oakland.
CA$H for: artist fees

Hien Huynh
March 2019, San Francisco
of metal and skin is a duet performance between Hien Huynh and his mother, Moui Lu, uniting mother and son through understanding her imprisonment in post-war Vietnam, physical injuries, and recollection.
CA$H for: artist fees, marketing, admin expenses

Nicole Klaymoon
May 2019, San Francisco
Supporting research for XXX Rated Planet: The Epigenetics of Femicide, a multimedia dance production that uses street dance, documentary theater, and choreopoetry to explore gender-based sexual violence.
CA$H for: research

Virginia Matthews
Throughout 2019, Sonoma, Marin, & San Francisco
Approaching 70 – 50 Years of a Life in Dance: A Solo Retrospective is an exploration of solo work choreographed by Matthews from 1975 to the present.
CA$H for: facility rental

Lauren Simpson
May 2019, San Francisco
Dance Exhibit is a performance plus discussion event responding to the unique architecture, sounds, and light at the Minnesota Street Project.
CA$H for: artist fees


Brannigan Dance Works
March 2019, San Francisco
Bones (part 2) is a new work reflecting nature itself, accessing the innate wisdom and feminine intuition that lives with bodies and the earth.
CA$H for: artist fees

James Graham Dance Theatre
April 2019, San Francisco
The Grass is Sleeping is a new dancetheatre piece looking at mental health, the rising gap between rich and poor, and a changing San Francisco.
CA$H for: artist fees

ka·nei·see | collective
March 2019, San Francisco
Drawing inspiration from the feminist battle cry, “Nevertheless, she persisted,” Nevertheless surveys the field of gender-based harassment from the subtle to the violent, in a marriage of song and dance, comedy and horror. In collaboration with Cat Call Choir.
CA$H for: artist fees

Kristin Damrow & Company
February 2019, San Francisco
Impact is a contemporary dance piece inspired by Brutalist architecture and the egalitarian society it represents.
CA$H for: artist fees

Oneness Butoh
March 2019, Hayward
Ode to Minamata is a collaborative butoh and taiko performance that pays tribute to the many generations of people from Minamata, Japan, who have died of mercury poisoning from careless toxic waste dumping.
CA$H for: artist fees

San Francisco Flamenco Company
January 2019, San Francisco
Volver is a contemporary flamenco production featuring musical collaborations with master musicians Amir Haddad and Ali Paris.
CA$H for: artist fees 

The Anata Project
June 2019, San Francisco
BIG SALT is a new contemporary dance work about the clash between love and ambition in motherhood.
CA$H for: costume design & artist fees

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