The following program activities of Dance Metro DC address the primary need for
Economic Stability for individuals and organizations in dance.
Choreographers’ Commission – This grant program supports the creation, development and presentation of new dance works by regionally based choreographers. Commissioned artists will be co-presented in a showcase presentation at a partner venue.
Rehearsal Space Subsidies – Affordable rehearsal space is provided to multiple artists through partnerships with Glade Dance Collective’s NACHMO program and the residency program curated by Dance Loft on 14.
Professional Development – Four separate training series engage multiple partners and various approaches to enhancing core competencies for dance professionals. Series topics include trainings for dance educators, dance journalist, anti-oppression, and administrative/strategic topics as identified by needs assessment.
Fiscal Sponsorship – In response to the need for access to funding opportunities, Dance Metro DC provides fiscal sponsorship for dance projects that align to the organization’s core mission.