Dance Source Houston Production Grants

Dance Source Houston Production Grants

Lindsay Gary’s Eleggua. Photo by Lynn Lane

Through the Production Grant program, Dance Source Houston provided funding to individual artists and organizations to offset production costs. Founded with support by the Heimbinder Family Foundation, the program is now in its fifth year and funded by Houston Endowment. During the 2018-19 season $20,000 was awarded to support projects in award amounts of up to $750 for DSH intermediate/advanced level members and $250 for beginner level members and nonmembers. The submission period has been closed and the funds have been depleted.

2018-19 Production Grant Recipients

Ascend Dance Collective
Ashley Horn
Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre
Dance Houston
Dance of Asian America
Derek Nicholson
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
Frame Dance
Greenhouse Art Collective
Group Acorde
Holding Space Dance Collective
Holly Moran
Hope Stone Inc
Jaime Fruge
Jennifer Mabus
Jhon Stronks
Joel Aguilera
John Beasant
Kemi Oguntona
Luna Tango
Open Dance Project
Pilot Dance Project
Rasika Borse
Rebecca French
Silambam Houston
Tehillah Hartmann
Transitory Sound and Movement Collective
Uptown Dance Company
Vitis Vinifera Cultural Arts



The Production Grant program looks to support independent choreographers and dance organizations with funds to offset the cost of production.

  • Shanon Adame’s An offering… Photo by Lynn Lane

    Organization applicants must have an annual budget under $500,000.

  • Funded projects must culminate in a public performance occurring within the Greater Houston region.
  • Applicants can only be funded once during the 2018-2019 season.
  • Funded performances must take place November 15, 2018 – June 30, 2019.
  • Funds from the grant award must be used to offset expenses for a production related element. Eligible expenses are listed below.
  • All approved applicants are required to attend an in-person meeting with DSH staff following notification of award.

Applicants can apply for funds to support a variety of production related expenses including, but not limited to:

  • Production personnel: stage manager, lighting designer, costume designer, set designer, sound operator etc.
  • Documentation of work
  • Marketing: graphic design, advertising, postcard printing
  • Rental or purchase of production equipment
  • Costuming
  • Set design
  • Sound design
  • Multimedia design

Ineligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Rehearsal space rental
  • Performance space rental
  • Artist fees

Have Questions?
CLICK HERE or Please contact the Dance Source Houston regarding questions about the Production Grant program. We can be reached by phone at 713.224.3262 or via email:
Mollie Haven Miller, Executive Director:
Jhon Stronks, Programs Manager:

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  1. […] Production/Technical Mini Grants:  The Production/Technical Mini Grant program is designed to provide individual dance artists and dance organizations with funds in small amounts to help offset the cost of self producing and create an opportunity try something new that has been previously unattainable due to funding restraints.  Available in $500-$750 amounts, the grants may be used to help pay for technical elements related to the production of a dance performance.  Some areas where the grants could be used are lighting elements/design, stage management, costume design/creation, set design/creation, venue rental etc.  Guidelines and applications for the Mini Grant program will be available by October 1, 2014. […]

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