NEWS

Read "Let’s Sick Dance" by Dia Dear

 

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“Earlier this year scientists announced the earth’s core’s rotation slowed down, stopped and maybe even changed direction. I think it’s a hint.”

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This article appears in the Fall issue of In Dance.

Community

YBCA Announces CAC’s Creative Corps Initiative Grant Awardees

The Creative Corps Initiative Awards, a partnership with the California Arts Council (CAC), will provide $3.36M in funding to artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. In collaboration with non-profit organizations from throughout the Bay Area, the Creative Corps Initiative is awarding $70,000 to 48 artists living and working in the Bay Area. Read more about the recipients…

 

Creative Work Fund announces $636,000 in grants to 13 Northern California artists to create new artworks with nonprofit organizations

Choreographer Eric Solano and World Arts West are collaborating to create Ipat a Kadsakay, is a new ritual dance work inspired by the Sagayan Dance from the Maguindanaon Ipat ritual, performed by Parangal Dance Company. Read more…

 

2023-24 Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency Awards

After a rigorous and illuminating process, three independent panelists awarded nine residencies: Natasha Adorlee and Keegan Arthur Olton – Ian Erickson – Jordan Glenn with Sudhu Tewari and Christopher Farstad and Mitch Stahlmann – Conni McKenzie – Seismic Thots [grisel torres/gg- Peekaboo – Joshua Icban] – Jocelyn Reyes – Melissa Lewis Wong – Sholeh Asgary and Dena Al-Adeeb – Truc Nguyen. Read more…

 

Welcome Chibueze, Zellerbach Family Foundation’s First Community Arts Fellow

The Community Arts Fellowship emerged from the foundation’s effort to activate its strategic framework: an integrated approach to grantmaking that promotes belonging, connection, and a shared sense of safety among people and communities across the Bay Area and California. In their role as Community Arts Fellow, Chibueze will help the foundation actualize its belief in the power of arts and culture to bring people together, change hearts and minds, and imagine a better future. Read more…

NEWS

Featured Space: BANDALOOP Studios

The new and improved facility includes: two 40×40 ADA dance floors, three 28 foot dance walls, a double wide mezzanine office suite for staff, dancers, technicians, and visiting artists, a wardrobe & fitting room for costume design, a full changing area with ADA bathrooms, as well as updated glass storefront door access, climate control, and insulation. Learn more…

 

Upcoming Deadlines

For more opportunities, visit our Grants, Residencies & Opportunities Calendar

Zellerbach Family Foundation: Community Arts

Supports the creation of work by Bay Area artists and access to the arts for Bay Area communities. Deadline to apply: Mon, Dec 18 at 5pm. Read more…

 

MAP Fund

Invests in performing artists and their work as the critical foundation of imagining and co-creating a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP’s 2024 grant cycle will provide grants to more than 90 new, live performance projects across the lands now known as the United States, including its territories and Indigenous tribal nations within. Each grantee will receive: a $25,000 grant for the creation and development of a new, live performance project, a $5,000 unrestricted general operating grant, and a $1,000 microgrant to redistribute to another artist in their community. Due Tue, Dec 19 at 2pm. Read more…

 

Indian Arts Research Center: Native American Artist Fellowships

Offers artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of established and emerging Native American artists. Each fellowship includes a monthly stipend, housing, studio space, a supplies allowance, full access to the IARC collections, and travel reimbursement to and from the School for Advanced Research. You must specify your affiliated tribe or nation.

  • The Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship (June 15-Aug 15) is dedicated to supporting traditional Native artistry.
  • Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Women (March 1-May 31): encourages the creativity and growth of indigenous women artists working in any media

Due Mon, Jan 15. Read more…

 

California Humanities: Project Grant

($10,000 to $25,000) Awarded twice a year to large scale public humanities projects of up to two-years duration from the award date. Appropriate programming formats include but are not limited to virtual and in-person interpretive exhibits, community dialogue and discussion series, workshops and participatory activities, presentations and lectures, conversations and forums, and interactive and experiential activities. Eligibility is limited to California-based nonprofit organizations and non-federal public agencies. Fiscally sponsored projects are eligible to apply if the fiscal sponsor meets all of the eligibility criteria. Awards must be matched with an equivalent amount of cash or in-kind resources over the life of the project. Note: Dancers’ Group is a California Humanities-approved, multi-application fiscal sponsor. Due Tue, Jan 16. Read more…

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Oct 2023

Creating Joy so that We May Remember

Kim Requesto interviewed by Rowena Richie

When I think of sharing my work with an audience, I hope that everyone, regardless of their race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability, can learn, understand, and find connection. There are so many similarities and parallels to our lives, sometimes it takes art in order for us to see and feel it. 

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Oct 2023

Views from the Porch: Reflections on Dance as a Practice of Being

by Audrey Johnson

As I sit on a porch overlooking a small meadow, the sky in a sensual humid holdout with the rain, crickets holding their breath as the trees tease coming winds, I am breathing within my now near daily practice of attunement.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec 9

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production includes new choreography, scenic elements, costumes, and a scene where it snows on the audience. There is also a live 9-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Opera Parallele) as the pit conductor.

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Dec 9

Come enjoy the story of Lel, the Russian shepherd boy who falls head-over-heels in love with the beautiful and mystical Snow Maiden. Rounding out the cast are sweet Snow Drops and Icicles, fierce Snow Guards, four powerful Winds, a fun Snow Family, an icy Snow Queen, and many more creatures of wonder from a mysterious otherworld of perpetual winter. Join our audiences as they ooh-and-aah to the very end: Will Lel win the heart of the lovely Snow Maiden, or will she disappear, melting away with the thaw of spring?

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Dec 9

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production includes new choreography, scenic elements, costumes, and a scene where it snows on the audience. There is also a live 9-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Opera Parallele) as the pit conductor.

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Dec 9

Voted San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay, ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the 37th anniversary of the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson and featuring students from ODC’s Youth & Teen Program. Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit brims with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters, and the perfect amount of holiday cheer! Featuring captivating narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance.

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Dec 9

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production includes new choreography, scenic elements, costumes, and a scene where it snows on the audience. There is also a live 9-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Opera Parallele) as the pit conductor.

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Dec 10

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production includes new choreography, scenic elements, costumes, and a scene where it snows on the audience. There is also a live 9-piece chamber orchestra with Keisuke Nakagoshi (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Opera Parallele) as the pit conductor.

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