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New England Foundation for the Arts / National Dance Project Production Grants / Call for Artists

Submission fee


Cited as NDP’s “most important contribution to the field,” Production Grants provide funding to artists/companies to create a new dance work and provide touring subsidies to the organizations who bring that work to their communities. Production Grants are awarded to approximately 20 works annually through a highly competitive two-stage application process. Production Grants provide a package of support that includes:
up to $45,000 towards the creation of a new work
approximately $10,000 in general operating support
up to $35,000 to support a U.S. tour of the work*

To be eligible to apply for a Production Grant, applicants must:
Be professional choreographers or companies. Preference is given to U.S.-based dance artists and companies, but artists and companies based outside the U.S. may apply.
Submit or appear in only one application per choreographer or company, including applications for a work that will be created by a guest choreographer on another company.
Work with a U.S. organizational partner that will support the development and/or presentation of the proposed new work.
Projects may be interdisciplinary and can include creators in other artistic forms.
Propose a new work to be developed and toured. Works may be in an early stage of development at the time of application as well as in mid or later stages of development so long as they will not premiere before September 2018. Artists and companies proposing works that will premiere after fall 2020 should apply in March 2019.
Have nonprofit status or a nonprofit fiscal sponsor who will act on their behalf. If you are not a 501 (3) c organization, then you should list a non- profit organization, with 501 (3) c status, who agrees to be the fiscal sponsor as the ‘Payee‘ in the form, and upload their completed and signed W-9 form. Please do not ever upload a W-9 form with your personal information
Fulfill the Requirements & Reports for Grant Recipients (see below), if awarded.

Questions about the program or eligibility:
Sara C. Nash | Program Director, Dance | 617.951.0010 x512

Kristin Gregory | Program Coordinator, National Dance Project |617.951.0010 x521

Questions about the application process or grant forms:
Cheri Opperman | Grants Coordinator, National Dance Project | 617.951.0010 x524

Eligible media