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Princess Grace Awards - Choreography

Fellowships to USA Choreographers to Create New
Dance Works and to Support Artistic Advancement

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Princess Grace Foundation (PGF) - USA

Deadline Date:

04/30/18 11:59 PM PST


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Fellowships of $10,000 to USA choreographers for the creation of a new artistic work of up to 20 minutes that will be presented to the public during the fellowship period. Funding is intended to encourage new artistic advancements that broaden the artistic scope of the dance company.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180036

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant must be distributed as follows: $8,000 toward the choreographer’s fee and $2,000 toward expenses associated with the commission. (For example, expenses may be applied to choreographer’s travel, lodging, or the production expenses for the new work.)

Term of Contract:

The grant period will run from September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees and the proposed work must meet the following eligibility requirements:

- The nominated choreographer may not be the artistic director or resident choreographer of the nominating organization.
- The choreography must be set on the nominating organization’s dancers or project based dancers contracted specifically for this new work. The project may not include personnel currently employed by or working for the nominated choreographer.
- Proposed work may not include the choreographer as a performer.
- The nominated choreographer must demonstrate at least three years of choreographic experience. Within these three years, a maximum of two years may include dances created for college, university, and workshop settings. A minimum of one year must include work created for professional dance companies.
- No more than three works may have been created on the nominating organization. This includes any works for the nominating organization’s affiliate’s such as its school/academy or junior/apprentice company.
- Re-staging or re-examining of existing choreography does not qualify as a new work.
- Both the choreographic residency and the public performance(s) must occur within the grant period.

Professional non-profit dance organizations must meet the following eligibility requirements:

- Employ professional artistic and administrative staff.
- Have been in continuous operation as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit for at least 3 years.
- Must demonstrate a history of hosting residencies for emerging choreographers for at least 3 years.
- Have a total of at least 10 weeks of rehearsal and performance per year.
- Demonstrate the ability to raise public and private funds.

All nominees must be U.S. citizens or have obtained permanent residency status. Choreography grants can only be used in coordination with organizations located IN the United States.

Choreographers at the onset of their career and meeting eligibility criteria may apply with a nominating organization. The nominating organization cannot be the choreographer’s dance company. Further, the choreographer cannot perform in the new work or include their company members in the new work. The new work must be set on the nominating organization’s dancers or single project basis dancers contracted specifically for this new work. The project may not include personnel currently employed by or working for the nominated choreographer.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due April 30, 2018.

Notification of the grants will occur by July 31, 2018.

Please note: Applicants must be nominated.


Application Instructions:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Diana Kemppainen, Program Director /

150 East 58th Street, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10155

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming