Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant

Grants to Maryland Individual Artists and
Dance Companies to Produce New Choreography

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Howard County Arts Council (HCAC)

Deadline Date:

06/24/20 4:00 PM

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Maryland choreographers and nonprofit dance companies in eligible counties to enhance artistic endeavors. Eligible uses of funds are to create new and original works of choreography. Funding is intended to support creative expression, expand opportunities, and encourage and sustain the pursuit of artistic excellence. Artists must have established residence and be living in the counties of Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, or Carroll, or Baltimore City, for six months prior to the application deadline and must maintain residence for the duration of the grant period.

Re-interpretation of existing work is not considered an original work.

The review of grants is based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic merit
  • Originality (of choreography)
  • Evidence of artistic and professional growth
  • Clarity of proposal
  • Ability of the applicant to carry out the project, based on the level of professional commitment as demonstrated in submitted application and supplemental materials.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159955

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant award is in the minimum amount of $500 is offered annually.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed no later than July 8, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Artist(s) must be 18 years or older
- Artists/applicants must have established residence and be living in the central Maryland counties of Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll or Baltimore City for 6 months prior to application deadline and must maintain residence for the duration of the grant period. Proof of residency may be requested.
- Individuals enrolled in high school or any undergraduate classes or programs during FY18 are ineligible to apply.
- Choreographer(s) must provide evidence of their professional achievements within the field of choreography
- Collaborating choreographers interested in applying together must file and sign one joint application for a single artist grant, as well as provide resumes for both collaborators.
- Previous recipients are eligible to apply once in a 3-year period.

In addition to the above criteria, please be aware that the use of copyright material is strictly prohibited. Copyright law protects a work, in whatever medium, unless it has been placed in the public domain. Owners of copyrights hold exclusive right to the reproduction and distribution of their work; therefore, unauthorized use and distribution of copyrighted works is illegal.

While the intent of the grant program is to support individual artistic endeavors, dance companies may apply if the following criteria are met:
- Dance companies may apply for funds; however, grant funds must be used to pay the choreographer for creating a new work. Proof of payment will be required. The company is responsible for supplying all required supplemental materials relating to the choreographer in addition to required company materials.
- K-12 school or college dance companies are ineligible to apply. Independent 501(c)3 groups in residence are eligible.
- Dance companies that apply must be a non-profit 501(c)3 and provide proof thereof.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
May 2020 - Grant applications available online at https://www.hocoarts.org/
June 24, 2020 - Deadline for applications. Please submit the original plus four copies (a total of five) if submitting hard copies.
August 18, 2020 - Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection. If awarded, grant funds will be disbursed after this date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grant application form is found at the bottom of the URL for Full Text (RFP) link below.

If you need assistance completing this application, please contact the Howard County Arts Council at:
410-313-ARTS (2787)
info@hocoarts.org

Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Carroll Counties, and Baltimore City

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films

Deadline 02/08/21

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be given to applications from early career and emerg

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Provide Professional Development Opport...

Deadline 12/03/20

Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, faith-based organizations, community associations, and groups to provide professional development opportunities to young adults. Funding is intended to support one-year environmental, leadership, and

GrantWatch ID#: 132449

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Psychologist for Child Psychology Rese...

Deadline 06/15/21

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Improvement Initiatives

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.

GrantWatch ID#: 132986

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552