In Dance Spring 2023

Cover of the Spring 2023 issue of In Dance

The Bay Area’s publication dedicated to dance, In Dance, is known for its engaging interviews with local and visiting artists, articles that prompt and reflect conversations in the community, and a featured list of Bay Area dance artists and organizations. In 2020, In Dance shifted to a quarterly, digital publication in response to the pandemic and continues to amplify a variety of voices.

Read the Spring 2023 issue.


40 National Dance Project Finalists include 5 Bay Area Artists

While there are 40 NDP Finalists, ultimately only 20 projects will receive an NDP Production Grant. However, with support from funders, NEFA continues to provide $10,000 in unrestricted funding to those projects that remain NDP Finalists as an acknowledgment of their efforts within this grant process and an expression of their belief in their artistic impact. Read more…


Wallace Foundation awards nearly $3million in research grants to eight arts services organizations

The eight grantees selected include World Arts West and Mosaic America to participate in field research. Read more…


2023 NFA grant awardees

The 2023 NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant program marks the return to supporting Latinx artists and organizations through project-based funding, with a historic number of grants awarded for this cycle. Bay Area artists include La Mezcla, Cunamacué, and Susana Arenas Pedroso. Read more…


  • Joanna Haigood, Dance  
  • Mohammad Gorjestani, Film  
  • Related Tactics, Public Space  
  • Sean San José, Theater  

The Rainin Fellowship supports visionary artists working across disciplines in the Bay Area. Administered by United States Artists, the Fellowship has awarded the four artists with unrestricted grants of $100,000, as well as supplemental support tailored to address each Fellow’s specific needs and goals. 

Community news

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces Courtney Beck as New Executive Director

LINES announced the appointment of Courtney Beck as their new Executive Director. Beck brings extensive experience in leadership, programming, education, strategic planning, artistic and organizational partnerships, and fundraising to Alonzo King LINES Ballet.
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Upcoming Deadlines

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

Creative Corps Initiative is Now Live

YBCA’s Creative Corps Initiative makes available $2.85 million to artists across the Bay Area region working at the intersection of arts and one of the aforementioned key issue areas: civic engagement, climate justice, community health and wellness, and social justice. Each awardee (artist and or cultural bearer over 18) will be awarded $70,000 to $72,000, depending on the amount of applicants. This initiative is fully funded by the California Arts Council.  Due Fri, Jul 14
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Headlands Center for the Arts: Artist in Residence 2023

Awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 50 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living expense reimbursements. Due Mon, Jun 5
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California Arts Council Grant Opportunities

The California Arts Council has announced the opening of its 2023 grant season, with online applications now being accepted for six grant programs. Due Tue, Jun 6

Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating Support – Up to $30,000 each year for two years of direct funding to arts and cultural organizations in support of ongoing operations, prioritizing small organizations.

Administering Organization: Folk and Traditional Arts – Up to $1,000,000 in funding for one or more Administering Organizations (AO) with a demonstrated capacity for statewide and regional reach that will regrant funds, provide technical assistance, and/or build capacity with artists and arts organizations in support of folk and traditional arts expressions.

Impact Projects – Up to $25,000 in support collaborative projects that center artists and artistic practice in responding to issues experienced by California’s historically and systemically under-resourced communities.

State-Local Partners – Up to $75,000 for support and technical assistance for county-designated local arts agencies.

State-Local Partner Mentorship – Up to $50,000 in support for the establishment by an existing State-Local Partner of a county-designated local arts agency in counties in which no such agency has currently been identified.

Statewide and Regional Networks – Up to $50,000 in support for arts service organizations providing practical resources for the communities they serve.


Alliance for California Traditional Arts: Living Cultures Grant

Seeks to sustain and strengthen traditional arts in the state of California with  $5,000 grants to individual artists/culture bearers and $12,500 grants to California-based nonprofits and tribal entities, as well as other organizations who work with fiscal sponsors. Projects involving any genre of traditional art—including but not limited to dance, music, foodways, material arts, and oral traditions—are welcome. Due Sat, Jul 3. Read more…

Kiazi Malonga & Muisi-kongo Malonga sitting at a dining room table.
Apr 2023

Keepers of Home: Muisi-kongo & Kiazi Malonga

by Nkeiruka Oruche

Muisi-kongo Malonga and Kiazi Malonga are the children of Malonga Casquelourd, a world-renowned Congolese dancer, drummer and choreographer who built an exceptional legacy in the traditional arts in the US, and spent half his life activating Congolese culture at the Alice Arts Center (now named after him), in Oakland, California.

Kanukai & Julia Chigamba dancing on stage at Ashkenaz Dance and Music Community Center
Apr 2023

How home remembers me

by Kanukai Chigamba

Mhamha Henry always had a way of getting you to reach a part of yourself, you did not know you had, until she shook you a couple of times.


Jun 4

Get ready to be blown away by the power of queer and trans dance performances from around the world at the upcoming Queer Dance Film Festival! This groundbreaking event, both online and in-person in Oakland, CA, will showcase the incredible talent of LGBTQ+ dancers from all over the world. Co-presented by Bay Area LGBTQ+ Organizations: Ballet22, Detour, Diamond Wave, Queering Dance Festival, Queer Rebels, Sean Dorsey Dance, and Sundance Saloon.

Jun 4

The first Afro-Peruvian festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area, Afro-Peruvian Fest is an annual event that takes place every June with the aim of celebrating Afro-Peruvian culture month. In 2006 the Peruvian government declared the month of June as Afro-Peruvian Culture Month. Afro-Peruvian Fest brings together local SF Bay Area and California based artists and culture bearers and creates a bridge with other Afro-Peruvian culture bearers based in Peru. This year the 4th annual festival is opening with a performance of Huellas by Cunamacué. Schedule: 3:00 pm Cunamcué Family Show 4:00 pm Radio Café 5:00 pm Marina Lavalle

Jun 4

Following our spring workshop studying elements of butoh dance, noguchi taiso, and improvisation practices with paige starling sorvillo, we have generated collaborative, dance-based work around our embodied, visual, and intellectual research on the nature of time (quantum physics/capitalism/geologic time/lingering ...) Performers and creators Demi/Alex Ayuna, Yuri Pop, Chi Chi Chang, Amy Cranch, Mark de Dios, Agnes Szelag, and Ramlah Yavar are supported, guided, and, in part, directed by paige starling sorvillo. This performance has been supported by a Berkeley Civic Arts Grant, and the workshops have been a co-production between paige starling sorvillo / blindsight and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. There will be a reception after Saturday's show.

Jun 7

Clouds from a Crumbling Giant revolves in the cycles governing a day, year, a lifetime. The human being returns to source. Begin again. The project combines the Daoist sage Lieh-Tzu’s observations on a “Guide to Practical Living” with theatrical performance-devising traditions rooted in the Japanese avant-garde. inkBoat is currently in phase two of developing the work (premiere in 2024/25); bringing in an eclectic mix of cultural and musical references, expect song, body percussion and the rise and fall of all that exists. Distilled into a 60-minute dance-theater performance.

Jun 8

Celebrate Pride Month with performers who use ancient dance styles to create new works highlighting LGBTQ+ characters and perspectives. Featuring Prumsodun Ok, founder of Cambodia’s first gay dance company, and Ishami Dance Company (co-directed by Ishika Seth and Amit Patel), a group committed to amplifying marginalized voices through South Asian contemporary dance. 

Jun 8

SAFEhouse Arts founder Joe Landini, presents his 31st season with a new version of Stravinsky's Rites of Spring. This site-specific interpretation features collaborators Ronja Ver, Francesca Cipponeri and Andi Salazar with Emily Hansen and Olesia Elfimova and will also include a communal meal with wine and a lively discussion about how sacrifice has shaped each of our lives.



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