New Stages for Dance

New Stages for Dance allows Dancers’ Group to award theater rental subsidies to San Francisco Bay Area dance companies and artists presenting work at select theaters in San Francisco between June 1, 2013 – October 31, 2014.

Congratulations to our 2013-14 grantees! Download a full press release announcing the awards (pdf).

A third round of funding for New Stages for Dance has not been announced. 

Support for New Stages for Dance

New Stages for Dance II is administered by Dance/USA in partnership with Dancers’ Group. Leadership Support for the New Stages for Dance II Initiative is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Dance/USA, a national service organization for dance, received a second year of funding from MetLife Foundation to support the New Stages for Dance II (NSDII) program in Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Dance/USA partners are: Audience Architects in Chicago, Dance/USA Philadelphia and Dancers’ Group in San Francisco.

2013-2014 Participating Theaters: CounterPULSE, Dance Mission, ODC Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Z Space.

Funding Categories

There were three funding categories for New Stages for Dance II:

Shared Presentation: The Shared Presentation category is for performance programs in a participating theater with any combination of two (2) dance companies or dance artists.

New Theater: The New Theater category is for a company or artist performing in a participating theater where they have not previously performed, and which has an increase in seating capacity or technical capacity from prior venues where the artist has presented. Artists who have previously performed in the proposed theater but have not done so since January 1, 2009 are also eligible.

Increased Performances: The Increased Performances category is for a company or artist presenting work in a participating theater who will propose to significantly increase the number of performances beyond prior years.

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