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.


  • 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 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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