March 2007 - May 2007: Issue 22

Resources

Resources For Dancers: Part 2

compiled by Joan Duddy

Editor's note: In this issue our listing of resources for dancers will conclude with grants and fellowships, residencies and festivals, service organizations, and publications.

Resources & Service Organizations

Many of these organizations also run performance programs, have fiscal management services, studios to rent, etc. It's good to check their websites to see all that they offer, and also check their links to other websites.

Alphabetical Order A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
The Actors Fund
http://www.actorsfund.org

Not just for actors. Offers a broad range of programs including social services, health care services, employment and training and supportive housing.

Artists From Abroad
http://www.artistsfromabroad.org

A new website created by APAP and the American Symphony Orchestra League which has the most complete and current guidance about the visa process and tax treatment for foreign guest artists.

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Ballet Companies.Com
http://www.balletcompanies.com

Lists over 2,000 links to ballet and dance companies world-wide. Provides individual companies with space for announcements.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS - Dancers Responding to AIDS
http://www.bcefa.org

The nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. BC/EFA is the ongoing, committed response from the American theater community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing on the talents, resources, and generosity of the community, it raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the US.

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Career Transition for Dancers
http://www.careertransition.org

Provides nationwide career counseling and scholarship services to professional dancers. Helps dancers determine for themselves what they need to take the next step and helps them get what they need to move forward.

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Dance/NYC
63 Greene Street, #506
New York, NY 10012
http://www.dancenyc.org

Division of Dance//USA, provides services in the areas of Advocacy and Data Gathering, Awareness, Real Estate, and Professional Development. Publishes listings of auditions, jobs, performances, and funding deadlines.

Dance Theater Workshop
219 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-691-6500
http://www.dtw.org

DTW's artist services program offers low cost, services in the areas of promotion, information, finance, and technical production; and addresses survival-related needs as well as artistic and organizational development through publications and meetings.

Dance/USA
http://www.danceusa.org

National service organization for professional dance. Over 400 organizations and individuals use the peer connection, knowledge, access, and influence that come with membership: find latest trends through the Dance/USA Journal, Member Bulletin, SNAPFACTS, and the annual data survey, receive discounts on Dance/USA publications, conferences and professional skill-building workshops, and participate in grassroots efforts to increase support for the arts on Capitol Hill.

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Eye on Dance - Eye on the Arts
http://www.eyeondance.org

Over 350 videotape titles and related materials. Contains media library title descriptions, ordering information, and Eye on Dance broadcast updates.

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The Field
161 6th Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10012
212-691-6969
http://www.thefield.org

Non-profit service organization providing workshops, performance opportunities, and a variety of career-based services to performing artists working in dance, theater, performance art, music, and text. Programming policy creates a climate that champion risk-taking and originality, and where the broadest range of voices can be heard.

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Go Tour
http://www.GoTour.org

Created by The Field, it is a website for independent performing artists, arts administrators and audiences nationwide. Contains listings of venues, and touring resources, including support services, publicity resources and teaching opportunities.

Guidestar
http://www.guidestar.org

For fundraising purposes - lists 990 forms for most nonprofits informing of who's giving what to whom.

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Health Issues
Artist Access Health Plan
http://www.dancenyc.org/topics.asp?file=news

New health plan is a pilot project at Brooklyn's Woodhull Medical Center, offering affordable, comprehensive, quality health care based solely on your income. Doctor visits can cost as little as $15 and you have the ability to "earn" your health care through providing art services to the hospital population. No one will be turned away.

Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
http://www.danceinjury.com

The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at the Hospital for Joint Diseases offers many subsidized and free services for the dance community including clinics staffed by orthopedists and dance physical therapists; state-of-the-art research and rehabilitation technology, and free injury prevention screenings and lectures.

Healthy New York
http://www.ins.state.ny.us/healthny.htm

State subsidized health insurance plan for very small businesses and individuals, subject to income caps.

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International Arts Resources
http://www.artslynx.org

A broad listing of links relating to all the arts with an extensive section on dance and ballet.

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Movement Research
PO Box 49, Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113
(212) 598-0551
(212) 633-19074
http://www.movementresearch.org

Artist-centered dance service organization supporting the emerging aesthetics of the art form today. MR provides: creative residencies for emerging and established choreographers; performance opportunities that emphasize investigation and process; and free and low-cost activities in the areas of education (semiannual performance journal, classes, workshops, public forums, and artist-in-schools programs).

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New Dance Alliance
182 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7624
http://el.net/nda/

Rents rehearsal space, sponsors annual Performance Mix Festival and NDA Exchange, a series of performances in collaboration with the Community Education Center in Philadelphia and Studio 303 in Montreal. Offers arts management services for independent dance and performance artists.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
155 6th Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 366-6900
http://www.nyfa.org

NYFA supports dance through grants (choreography fellowships awarded biennially and BUILD, a program for NYC small dance companies), and information services including the periodicals NYFA Quarterly, NYFA Current, and NYFA Source, the nation's largest online resource for information on grants and awards for artists in all disciplines. NYFA also provides Leaders Circles and capacity building workshops to dancers and dance administrators through the NYFA Leadership Initiative.

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Pentacle
246 West 38th St., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 278-8111
http://www.pentacle.org

Provides administrative services to emerging and mid-career dance artists and companies, including fiscal administration, graphics, grant preparation and marketplace representation. Also provides consultancies in these areas. The Help Desk mentoring project pairs choreographers and their administrators with experienced dance professionals to address career and infrastructure issues. The Arts in Education program sends independent dance artists into Manhattan schools.

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Techsoup
http://www.techsoup.org

A source of free or minimally-priced software for nonprofits, from suppliers such as Microsoft, Symantec, etc.

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Voice of Dance
http://voiceofdance.org

Provides bulletin boards on which to post reviews and ideas and offers calendar listings for major dance companies around the world.

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Working Today
http://www.workingtoday.org

A national not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing low-cost health insurance for individual artists, freelancers, and small 501©(3) organizations. Coverage is through an HIP HMO plan.

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