COVID-19 RELIEF : THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN DANCE, INC. EMERGENCY FUND Special Opportunity for NYC Artists
IABD in Response to COVID-19
IABD Emergency Fund in response to COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 disruption, The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), with support from the Ford Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation and individual supporters, seek to meet the urgent needs of the Black Dance community through the IABD Emergency Fund. This fund will provide grant awards to those directly impacted by COVID-19.
Applications for the Emergency Fund will open to IABD Members Monday, April 6th. IABD Members in good standing can apply for emergency assistance funds for food, housing, healthcare and any other economic hardships brought about by the COVID-19 disruption. IABD’s first priority is the health and safety of our dance family. The current health crisis is certainly creating unprecedented health and unanticipated financial challenges throughout the country. We recognize that our IABD family members face income losses from cancelled performance and teaching engagements and closed schools. These losses impact everything from individual healthcare costs to housing, food and/or utility insecurities, and the need for funds by dance organizations to continue paying dancers, teacher and staff salaries while adhering to the COVID-19 sequester requirements.
The IABD Emergency Fund will be able to provide limited and short-term assistance during these difficult times. Please note that there is no guarantee of funding, and this Emergency Fund will cease when the funds are depleted, however fundraising is ongoing.
ATTENTION: ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY BASED
DANCE ARTISTS, DANCE- RELATED PERSONNEL AND DANCE ORGANIZATIONS
New York City based dance artists, dance-related personnel and dance organizations are eligible to apply to the Emergency Fund through a subsidized membership. This membership emergency funding is being distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This special opportunity for New York City based dance artists, dance-related personnel and dance organizations who qualify for a subsidized membership through the Emergency Fund is provided through the generous support of the Howard Gilman Foundation.
The IABD Emergency Fund is made possible by the support of the Ford Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation and individual supporters.
ABOUT FORD FOUNDATION
We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives. In addressing this reality, we are guided by a vision of social justice—a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential. Across eight decades, our mission has been to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. fordfoundation.org
ABOUT HOWARD GILMAN FOUNDATION
Howard Gilman believed in the power of the arts to transform lives. The Howard Gilman Foundation honors his legacy by supporting the most robust, innovative, and promising performing arts organizations in New York City. howardgilmanfoundation.org