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Dance Industry News & Updates Dance/USA

Dance Industry News & Updates Dance/USA

Published on May 4, 2020


Over the next six weeks, Dance/USA will be offering a variety of virtual programs, culminating in their three-day virtual conference June 17-19

Programs coming up:
 

  • May 6: “Managing Stress from Home” webinar led by Performing Arts Readiness and LYRASIS.  Dance/USA is collaborating with key partners to ensure our constituents have access to these valuable programs.  Register here
  • May 11 – May 13: Office Hours with Performing Arts Readiness, organized by Dance/USA. Register for a 20-minute slot with Janet Newcomb and Tom Clareson from Performing Arts Readiness for 1-1 guidance. Register for a slot here.
  • May 19: “Crisis Management Webinar: Helping Staff and Audiences Feel Safe Again.” Dance/USA and the University of Kentucky will co-host a webinar on planning for the future of performing arts organizations through the lens of safety and resiliency. 
    • Helping Staff and Audiences Feel Safe Again 
      Free Webinar from the University of Kentucky
      Thursday, May 19 at 3:00pmET

      In this unprecedented time, Dance/USA recognizes the vital importance of sharing expert resources with the field. As we design our own programming for this year's Virtual Conference, Dance/USA is pleased to raise the profile of select national partners that are providing the dance community with rich, relevant, and trusted content. This Spring, Dance/USA will present a series of online events, offering a vibrant arch to the learning and information sharing you will experience with the Dance/USA Virtual Conference in June. 

      Next up in the series is Helping Staff and Audiences Feel Safe Again, a free webinar from the University of Kentucky Department of Arts Administration, which will take place on Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00PM ET

      This interactive webinar supports arts managers in planning for the future of their organizations through the lens of safety and resiliency. Participants will survey and discuss local social and cultural reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic, then create a custom plan of action for staff and other stakeholders to be engaged in recovery and preparedness moving forward. The one-hour webinar is instructor-led with open discussion throughout to allow for questions, shared ideas, and healing.

      The speaker is Professor Leah Hamilton.
       
      ***This webinar is offered exclusively for Dance/USA members. You must use this password to register: SWsGQ1Hp

      Register for the webinar here!

      Questions? Please contact Dance/USA here

  • May 25 – 29: “Dealing with Insurance during the COVID-19 Pandemic” – Office Hours with Arts Insurance Program, organized by Dance/USA. Dance/USA members will be able to sign up for 1-1 guidance with Arts Insurance Program to discuss insurance issues during the time of COVID-19.  Registration link to come soon.

In the past two weeks, Dance/USA co-hosted and/or promoted the following two programs.

See below for recordings to the events.

  • “A Conversation with the National Endowment for the Arts about CARES Act Funding,” a webinar featuring the NEA dance team and co-hosted by The International Association of Blacks in Dance and Dance/USA. (April 20, 2020) Watch the recording here.
  • Dance/USA collaborated with Capacity Interactive to cross-promote the Boot Camp for the Arts livestream, which explored marketing and audience engagement in a virtual and COVID-19 climate. (April 23, 2020) Watch the recording below.

 

Useful Links:
 

Music Licensing and Live Streaming
This topic is top of mind for all of you.  We hear that the entire issue of music rights is frustrating – from finding the rights owners, to getting a response from the rights owner, to re-negotiating current agreements during the crisis.  This will not solve all of the issues, but please take a look at a resource released this month by the Music Publishers Association (MPA) on music licensing and live streaming: Streaming Live Music & COVID-19: What You Need to Know.

Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
This issue of when and how to safely return to studios and theaters is a huge question.  Constituents are asking wise questions around keeping their dancers, staff, and audiences healthy while recognizing the needs of dancers and students to train and move.  The issues around liability (both legally and reputation-wise) and sanitization procedures are vast.  While you contemplate these issues, you may find the report by OSHA and the Department of Labor helpful: Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.

Navigating Artist Immigration During COVID-19
Do you have questions around artist visas during this pandemic?  Are you wondering about the latest federal government restrictions?  The Artists From Abroad website has up to date information on many of these issues from trusted experts.

Teaching Dance Online
If you're looking for tips, best practices, and strategies for teaching dance online, The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), has resources for you from leading experts: Teaching Dance Online

Please continue to stay safe during this crisis.  We look forward to engaging with you through member Council and Affinity Group calls, upcoming webinars, virtual office hours, and the June virtual conference.

May you stay healthy and keep moving!
 
— The Dance/USA Team: Amy, Kellee, Renee, Becky, Shanice, Rachel, Shakira, Imogen, Hallie, April, Johanna, Casey, Jessica, and Gina  


Helping Staff and Audiences Feel Safe Again
A Free Webinar from the University of Kentucky
Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00pm ET


In this unprecedented time, Dance/USA recognizes the vital importance of sharing expert resources with the field. As we design our own programming for this year's Virtual Conference, Dance/USA is pleased to raise the profile of select national partners that are providing the dance community with rich, relevant, and trusted content. This Spring, Dance/USA will present a series of online events, offering a vibrant arch to the learning and information sharing you will experience with the Dance/USA Virtual Conference in June. 

Next up in the series is Helping Staff and Audiences Feel Safe Again, a free webinar from the University of Kentucky Department of Arts Administration, which will take place on Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00PM ET

Arts executive, educator, and professional musician Leah Hamilton.


This interactive webinar supports arts managers in planning for the future of their organizations through the lens of safety and resiliency. Participants will survey and discuss local social and cultural reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic, then create a custom plan of action for staff and other stakeholders to be engaged in recovery and preparedness moving forward. The one-hour webinar is instructor-led with open discussion throughout to allow for questions, shared ideas, and healing. The speaker is Professor Leah Hamilton.
 
This webinar is offered exclusively for Dance/USA members. You must use this password to register: SWsGQ1Hp. Register here! Questions? Please contact Dance/USA at annualconference@danceusa.org.


The Dance/USA Cornavirus Resource Page  

Browse the Dance/USA Coronavirus resource page to find a summary of federal assistance including links to relevant relief programs and application platforms; information and resources about the impact of COVID-19 on foreign guest artists; links to upcoming webinars, additional reading, and a range of other resources.

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