Performing Arts

Contemporary Dance

Grants for dance projects are available through the DDCF-funded programs described below, as well as through DDCF-funded Organizational Transformation initiatives.

Funding Opportunities

DDCF is committed to supporting the creation and distribution of contemporary dance and currently focuses its funding through programs administered by the Creative Capital Foundation, National Performance Network and New England Foundation for the Arts.

Click on the links below for application details.

Creative Capital Foundation

Individual dance artists and artist collectives can apply for two types of grants administered by the Creative Capital Foundation:

National Performance Network

Commissioning, residency, travel and presentation support is available for dance artists commissioned or presented by any of the National Performance Network's 55 partner organizations. For details, visit

New England Foundation for the Arts

NEFA offers DDCF-supported grants for dance through two programs: