Dancer Fund

Through the Dancer Fund, Dance Source Houston will provide direct support to freelance dance artists who have received payment from choreographers and/or organizations for their project-based, performance related work. Dance Source Houston will match up to $500 per individual in payment(s) for performance project artist fees. 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. A total of $30,000 will be awarded to freelance dancers for performance activity taking place July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The submission period will close when funds have been depleted.

The submission period will open November 4, 2019 at


  • 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 also take place in 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.
  • Payments made in cash are not eligible.
  • Applicants may be awarded a maximum of $500.
  • Performances must take place July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 and be open to the public.
How To Apply
Fill out the application and attach all required supplemental materials including signed contract(s), proof of payment(s) and a completed W9. If you need a contract template, you can download one here. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Applicants will receive notification within 14 days of application submission.
Have Questions?
CLICK HERE to read the Frequently Asked Questions. Additional questions should be directed by email to Do not direct questions at individual staff member email addresses. Please put “Dancer Fund Question” in the subject line to ensure your email is prioritized.

The submission period will open November 4, 2019 at

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