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 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. During the 2018-2019 season, DSH distributed a total of $25,000 to freelance dancers. In the second year of the program, DSH intended to award $30,000 through the Dancer Fund. Due to closures and cancellations, a total of $20,600 was awarded and remaining funds have been moved to bolster the Houston Dance Relief Fund



  • 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.
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