Dance Artist Development Award

Dance Artist Development Award
Applications Open: November 1
Submission Deadline: December 1
Frequently Asked Questions

ARCOS offers the Dance Artist Development Award (DADA) in recognition of the critical need for financial support to enable independent artists working at the professional level to expand their creative horizons. The award is intended to give dance artists in Austin the opportunity to take a risk by exploring methods beyond their established practices. Complete the application below and hit the submit button to apply for the Dance Artist Development Award. It is recommended to save your application responses offline to avoid losing material in the event of an error with this online form. Please refer to the FAQ page for information about the award, eligibility requirements, and tips for making your application strong. If you have further questions, contact us via email with “DADA application” in the subject line.

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Application

  • (if applicable)
  • (750 characters including spaces. Approx. 100 words)
  • Briefly describe your personal artistic practice, interests, and relevant lineages. What might not be immediately evident from your biography and CV?

    (750 characters including spaces. Approx. 100 words)
  • How do you propose to use the award to expand your established personal artistic practice? What new methods will you explore, and what specific resources will you pursue to do so (eg classes, workshops, instructors, mentors)? How does your proposed plan reflect a spirit of rigorous experimentation and commitment to lifelong learning as an independent artist?

    (1500 characters including spaces. Approx. 200 words)
  • Work Samples

    Please submit 2 work samples. Accepted formats include video or audio links (YouTube, Vimeo, or Soundcloud) or PDF (using the file upload button). Total video and audio samples should be a maximum of 2 minutes and PDFs a maximum of five pages. Samples can include performance or choreography excerpts, teaching footage, music compositions, visual art, or media design. Provide a brief description for each sample.
  • (70 characters including spaces. Approx. 35 words)
  • (70 characters including spaces. Approx. 35 words)
  • Please use this button if uploading a PDF file
  • This will be used for a public announcement on December 15, should your application be selected.
  • This can be of you in performance, your choreography, a studio shot of you teaching, etc. This will be used for a public announcement on December 15, should your application be selected.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division
of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.