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Dance/NYC Announces Recipients of Second Round Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations


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The dance service organization Dance/NYC is pleased to announce the 56 recipients of the second iteration of its Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations and Groups.

“We are proud to have facilitated support for so many dance making organizations and groups across two rounds of the relief fund. The program was created to help to alleviate immediate pressures due to COVID-19, prioritizing those most impacted by white supremacy and systemic oppression. While we acknowledge there is still work to be done in actualizing equitable grantmaking practices across the sector, we are so proud to be contributing to those efforts,” said Alejandra Duque Cifuentes, executive director of Dance/NYC. “We are particularly excited to include dance making organizations with budgets under $25,000 for the first time in one of our regranting programs. We have long recognized, and named, that dance makers with operating budgets below $25,000 also need support, so we are enthused to provide resources to this segment of the field with many thanks to our funders.”

The recipients of the second round of the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations, which will each receive one-time awards of $2,500-$5,000, are:
Ajna Dance Company (fiscally sponsored by Pentacle)
Alison Cook Beatty Dance
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
Angela’s Pulse (fiscally sponsored by Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance [BAAD!])
Antonio Ramos and the gang bangers (fiscally sponsored by Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance [BAAD!])
Ariel Rivka Dance
Art Of Legohn, LLC (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
Artichoke Dance Company
Beth Gill (fiscally sponsored by The Foundation for Independent Artists, Inc.)
Company SBB (fiscally sponsored by The Foundation for Independent Artists, Inc.)
Contemporary Ballet Theatre/ CBT
Coopdanza, Inc/USA
Dance Visions NY
Dancing Crane Georgian Cultural Center
Diversity in Arts and Nations for Cultural Education, Inc.
DNA (fiscally sponsored by Brooklyn Arts Council)
El Mundo del Flamenco DBA Arts Flamenco
Elizabeth Burr Dance (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
Ephrat Asherie Dance (fiscally sponsored by The Foundation for Independent Artists, Inc.)
Eva Dean Dance
Gamelan Dharma Swara
Guilty Pleasures Cabaret (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
HUMA/Arts On Site NYC (fiscally sponsored by Arts On Site NYC)
Jon Lehrer Dance Company
Kathy Westwater (fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts)
KowTeff School of African Dance
Leonardo Suarez Paz’s PIAZZOLLA 100 (fiscally sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts)
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company
Mari Meade Dance Collective/MMDC (fiscally sponsored by The Field)
Maureen Fleming Company
Mazarte Dance Company
MBDance (fiscally sponsored by Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance [BAAD!])
MeenMoves/Sameena Mitta (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble
Movement Headquarters Ballet Company (fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts)
Music From The Sole (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
Netta Yerushalmy (fiscally sponsored by Los Angeles Performance Practice)
Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble (fiscally sponsored by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance)
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
Pioneers Go East Collective, Inc.
Rachel Thorne Germond Performance Collage
Renegade Performance Group, LLC (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
RudduR Dance (fiscally sponsored by Miami Dance Futures)
Sachiyo Ito and Company, Inc.
Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre
sleepdance (fiscally sponsored by The Field)
Surati for Performing Arts
Sydnie L. Mosley Dances (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
The Equus Projects
the feath3r theory
The Gloria Eve Performing Arts Foundation, Inc.
Torkomada, Inc.
The 56 grantees include representatives from seven (7) counties in the metropolitan New York City area: The Bronx (2), Hudson (3), Kings (13), Nassau (2), New York (30), Queens (5), and Richmond (1). Grantees are majority African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA)-led (33 of 56 or 59%), and include forty-three (43 or 77%) companies with women-identifying or gender nonconforming/non-binary/genderqueer leadership, three (3 or 5%) with disabled leadership, and twenty (20 or 36%) with immigrant leadership. There are twenty-four (24 or 43%) fiscally sponsored dance projects among the grantees.

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