Articles in Category: Dance


Grant Writing Tips: Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists

Any artist applying for a grant, whether it be from a local agency like the Arts Council of Indianapolis or a national private funder will need to include well thought out supplemental materials with your grant submission. What are supplemental materials? These include Work Samples (audio of your band playing or video or you performing live on stage) and Support Materials (critical reviews of your work or letters of support). 

Before you submit your next grant application, review this PowerPoint to get tips to best represent yourself and your work.

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Fractured Atlas - Resources for Artists

Fractured Atlas is an artist service organization whose mission is to serve and advocate for artists of all disciplines. The group offers many services for professional artists, but their programs involve:

  • Fundraising - fiscal sponsorship program
  • Insurance - for people, art, and events
  • Space - finding space for creative events
  • Web software - free web module to track patrons and ticket sales

The group also has an artist resource site with lots of great info called Fractured U.

American Dance Therapy Association

American Dance Therapy Association

'The purpose of the ADTA is to establish, maintain, and support the highest standards of professional identity and competence among dance/movement therapists by promoting education, training, practice, and research. The Association provides avenues of communication among dance/movement therapists and those working in related fields, and increases public awareness of dance/movement therapy.

Dance USA

Dance/USA sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators, and organizations. By providing national leadership and services, Dance/USA enhances the infrastructure for dance creation and distribution, education, and dissemination of information.

The site lists many resources for funding, jobs, auditions, internships and more!


National Dance Education Organization

The National Dance Education Organization provides the dance artist, educator, and administrator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.

NDEO offers the following resources at 

  • Conferences and workshops
  • National Honor Society
  • Professional networking
  • Online community
  • Job & internship opportunities
  • Groundbreaking research
  • Informative publications
  • Curriculum and standards
  • Strong advocacy
  • Informed Leadership


Career Transitions for Dancers

Career Transitions for Dancers is an organization with offices in New York and Los Angeles, but they serve professional dancers all across the United States. They exisit to help dancers transition into new careers beyond the stage. They offer training, professional development, multiple online resources including a large video library of workshops and panel discussions as well as scholarships and grants. 

Whether dancers want to transition into teaching or starting their own business, Career Transitions offers resources to help navigate these new waters.

Panel disucssions such as this one on creative career options are available on their site under Resources at 

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Indiana Arts Commission

This directory is made possible in part by funding from the Willard & Anne Levin Foundation and the Indiana Arts Commission.

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