Professional Development

2015 Professional Development sessions are listed below:

Jan 26 @ 6:00-8:30pm            Fundraising, leveraging your award and identifying support
Mar 30 @ 6:00-8:30pm           Budgeting and finance training
Apr 27 @ 6:00-8:30pm            Writing about your work
Jun 29 @ 6:00-8:30pm            Marketing and publicity


Upcoming Sessions:


Mon, June 29 @ 6:00-8:30pm
Marketing and Publicity for Dance in the DC Area

Location: Dance Loft on 14

This session will provide specific tools and procedures for effectively marketing and promoting dance in the DC area.



Past Sessions:

Mon, April 27 @ 6:00-8:30pm
Writing About Your Creative Work

Location: Dance Loft on 14

This session will provide tools to help artists describe their creative work and process. Aimed at helping artists to articulate why their work is important to media, funders, partners and audiences, this workshop will share specific writing methodologies that can be used to produce accurate, meaningful, persuasive writing about the creative process and its import.

Mon, January 26 @ 6:00-8:30pm
Fundraising, leveraging and identifying support

Source Theatre (classroom)
1835 14th St., NW, Washington, DC  20009

This session will provide tools and strategies for Foundation grant research, LOI (Letter of Inquiry) and proposal writing, and techniques and approaches to Individual Giving. Participants will be provided with opportunities to draft and receive feedback on LOI and proposal text and will leave the session with specific tools and strategies applicable to fundraising for dance in the DC area.

If you missed this session and are interested in a customized consultancy session for yourself or your organization, please contact Dance Metro DC.

Please click here for a copy of the Fundraising session handout.



Mon, March 30 @ 6:00-8:30pm
Budget and Finance Training

Location: Dance Loft on 14

This session will provide tools for accurate budgeting and financial practices sufficient for independent artists, small organizations and arts collectives. With a focus on project-related budgeting, participants will gain an understanding of basic financial principles and budgeting strategies for accurate reporting, compliance and projections.