Profiles of the Round One Grantees

Dance/USA is pleased to share the results of the nine grantees funded by EDA in Round One. Learn about:

  • the questions and themes that these projects address, which can be applied to other organizations and contexts in the dance field
  • what these projects entailed, including activities and goals
  • research that was conducted to begin to test the degree to which projects engaged audiences
  • what grantees learned along the way and
  • the products they’ve produced to share the learning, so that the dance field can consider adapting elements that might work for them.

Misnomer Dance Theater: Audience Engagement Platform
Audience engagement through the use of a web-based platform customized for dance

ODC: I Speak Dance
A four-part program that engages college students in dance, to encourage life-long interest in the art form

On the Boards: On the Boards TV
Online viewing of high definition performance and testing audiences' interest in streaming, paying for and subscribing to this content

STREB: Slam Remote
Creating a live performance in a remote location and a new model for audience engagement and touring

The American Dance Festival: Audience Perception and Memory Research Project
Improving audiences' kinesthetic memory to enhance their experience of viewing dance and measuring this change on their engagement in performances

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Building a cooperative dance community within a city, as well as dance affinity group

Trey McIntyre Project
Building loyalty among dance fans at home and on tour

Walker Art Center
Creative a new and welcoming environment for dance novices

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Dance Savvy
Adapting visual arts curriculum to dance in order to increase audiences' understanding of the art form

For more information, contact Suzanne Callahan, Project Manager.

Round One of Engaging Dance Audiences was possible with the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation.

See also the content about this project that was presented during Dance/USA’s EDA Learning Exchanges, including video presentations from the grantees themselves about their project, as well as timelines, budgets, and other details.