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From Dance NYC- Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund - Freelance Dance Workers May Applications Open Until May 13th at 5pm

From Dance NYC- Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund - Freelance Dance Workers May Applications Open Until May 13th at 5pm

Published on May 11, 2020

and New Foundation Support for the fund


 


The Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund applications for May support to Freelance Dance Workers are now open and will close Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
 

APPLICATION FOR FREELANCE DANCE WORKERS


With thanks to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, applications for the month of May will be accepted from the entirety of New Jersey state in addition to the metropolitan New York City area.

For a full list of eligible counties and tips for completing your application, visit  the Dance/NYC website.

You can find an updated blank copy of the May application as well on the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund Freelance Dance Worker page.

Please note that applications for May support that were submitted during the March application period cannot be considered and that interested applicants must submit a new application for May.



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For more information about the Fund, eligibility requirements, and Freelance Dance Worker applications for future months, visit Dance/NYC's Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund page.
If you have any questions regarding the Fund, please visit the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund FAQ page or contact us at covid19@dance.nyc.
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CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

 

For the most up to date information on governmental relief efforts, as well as a library of additional funding opportunities and resources to help you navigate this time, please visit Dance/NYC Coronavirus Preparedness Resource Page.

 


 

Dance/NYC is happy to welcome the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, and the GKV Foundation as supporters of the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund.

With thanks to their contribution along with our founding partners, Dance/NYC has been able to award over $184,000 to 269 freelance dance workers in relief for the months of March and April, and will award over $260,000 to 500+ freelance dance workers in the months of May and June.
 
Dance/NYC continues to advocate on behalf of the New York City metropolitan dance community, and fundraising for the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund continues. If you or anyone you know is interested in donating to this fund, please visit: Dance.NYC/about/donate.

ABOUT THE FUND
The Dance/NYC Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund is made possible by the generous support of a coalition of funders including the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Arnhold Foundation, the Ford Foundation, NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund at the New York Community Trust, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the GKV Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

The purpose of the funding initiative is to mitigate the growing impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on individual freelance dance workers and dance making organizations based in the metropolitan New York City area and New Jersey state, particularly financial losses incurred due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the social restriction measures implemented to contain the spread of the virus.

The Fund will prioritize supporting  communities most impacted by COVID-19 including African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA), disabled, immigrant, and women-identifying dance workers, as well as those at high risk including elderly and immunosuppressed dance workers.

 

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