Dance/USA Announces New Round of Fellowships to Artists Program

Dance/USA announced a new round of Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA). As our society grapples with unprecedented challenges and increasingly recognizes the inequity and injustice of our systems, Dance/USA is reaffirmed that the work of supporting artists who engage in art for social change is pivotal and overdue. DFA offers direct support to individual artists who have a sustained and intentional practice of working through dance or movement-based modalities to address social change.

DFA will award 30 Fellowships of a minimum of $30,000 per artist by August of 2022. Fellowship funds may be used at the artist’s discretion. Artists are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by December 8, 2021 at 6:00pm EST. Find the DFA program overview and guidelines here.

Information for Artists

Dance/USA is committed to accessibility and places Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities at the center of its decision-making. All artists may apply to DFA regardless of Dance/USA membership status.

Dance/USA shares the belief that proposal writing should not be a barrier to artists accessing funding. DFA offers all applicants resources, services, and support during the application period including: free proposal coaching, technical assistance calls, an informational webinar, translation services, ASL and spoken language interpretation, video and audio submission options, and the ability to apply using alternative formats (Microsoft Word and large print). 

For questions, please contact Haowen Wang, Dance/USA Director of Regranting, at or (202) 725-4028. 

Find the DFA program overview and guidelines here.