Made possible by the generous support of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the purpose of the 2021-2022 residency program is to expand opportunities for dancers with disabilities, including spinal cord injury (SCI) and other impairments, and to advance accessibility and equity for disabled dance artists within the larger dance, residency, and presenting communities. Dance/NYC will award residencies to up to ten (10) disabled dance artists and/or integrated dance companies.
The Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program was established in 2019 and responds directly to Dance/NYC’s research, Performing Disability. Dance. Artistry. (Dance.NYC/PerformingDDA18), which underscores the need and opportunity to engage residency centers in the professional development and training of disabled artists and to provide critical training to presenters, driving mentorship and shared learning among artists and presenters.
As of 2019, the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program has provided residencies to 8 unique disabled dance artists and integrated dance companies. As Dance/NYC moves into the second iteration of the program, it will provide residencies to up to 10 disabled dance artists and/or integrated dance companies led by people with disabilities with the goals to:
Visit https://www.dance.nyc/programs/funds/dda/artist-residency/overview to learn more and to apply.