Dancer Fund

Dancer Fund

Through the Dancer Fund, Dance Source Houston provides direct support to freelance dance artists who have received payment from choreographers and/or organizations for their project-based, performance related work. The fund matches up to $500 per individual in payment(s) for performance project artist fees per annual cycle. Dancers may apply more than once to receive the $500 maximum award. A separate application must be submitted for each project.

The Dancer Fund is generously supported by Houston Endowment. Throughout the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons, DSH distributed a total of $45,600 to freelance dancers. In the program’s third cycle DSH will award a maximum of $25,000. Applications for the 2020-2021 cycle will open Thursday, December 17 at 9am CT. Click here to view the application.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be 18 or older.
  • Applicants must live and work in the Greater Houston region, as defined by Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties.
  • Performances must have been presented, either in person or virtually, from the Greater Houston area to be eligible for funding.
  • Applicants must be applying for project-based performance work, not full company season-related work.
  • Applicants must provide a contract that clearly states they were contracted as a dancer.
  • Applicant must provide proof of payment. Acceptable forms of proof of payment include check images and Paypal/Venmo/Cash app/etc. transaction receipts.
  • Payment received in cash is not eligible.
  • Applicants may be awarded a maximum of $500.
  • Performances must take place July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 and be open to the public.
Have questions about the Dancer Fund? Please send all questions to danceinfo@dancesourcehouston.org with “Dancer Fund Question” in the subject line to ensure your email is prioritized. Direct questions should not be direct at individual staff member’s email addresses.
By |2020-12-16T20:23:58+00:00October 31st, 2019|Dance Source Programs, Funding|1 Comment

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  1. Joel Rivera April 1, 2020 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    is this still happening?

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