Dance Ambassador Program

Dance Ambassador Program

Purpose
The purpose of the Dance Ambassador program is to support a group of dance artists from the Greater Houston region with professional development opportunities, increased visibility, space for reflection and questioning during this challenging time, and access to a cohort of fellow ambassadors. Through the program, DSH seeks to learn about evolving community needs from each ambassador and their networks. A diversity of perspectives is a high priority, with a focus on elevating Black, POC, Indigenous, queer, trans, disabled, and immigrant artist voices. A maximum of 5 artists will be selected. 
Eligibility
– Must reside in the Greater Houston region, defined by Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties
– Be 18 years or older
– Be involved in the dance economy as a dancer, choreographer, dance educator, dance writer, dance historian or other dance-related worker
– Due to the current financial insecurities many artists are facing, a paid DSH membership is not a requirement. Membership will not impact the decision making process.
Program Commitments
– Monthly cohort meeting with DSH staff 
– Hold 1 community convening of ambassador’s invitees
– Attend at least 1 virtual community call each month 
– Serve as an ambassador to spread information about DSH’s programs and services and encourage engagement with the organization with members of your community
Program Offerings
– Attend professional development workshops at no cost
– Receive staff support with proposal writing/editing, production planning, project budgeting, etc.
– Receive an artist spotlight on Facebook Live
– $600 stipend
Artists selected for the 2020-2021 season are Lindsay Gary, Gaby Luna, Tempest McClendon, Kemi OG, and Lizzy Tan. Learn more about this year’s ambassador cohort here.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at danceinfo@dancesourcehouston.org.
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