Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists Timeline

This timeline is provided to help fellows plan for the fellowship period. It includes meetings and deadlines for the submission of reports and other items.


Late March

Fellows notified of funding decisions.


Formal announcement of fellowships.  Fellows may announce their awards after this date.

Fellows provide logistical information for the upcoming meeting, including their hotel needs, travel plans, and staff bios.
Deadline for fellows to register for the Dance/USA conference, using DFA discount (optional).

 May 1

Contracts sent to fellows.

May or later

Fellows sign and submit their contracts, with W9 form, and become member of Dance/USA. 

June 1

Fellowship start date.   

June 10-12

First Fellows In-Person Meeting. Required attendance in Cleveland, OH, in conjunction with the Dance/USA conference. Meeting will take place over two days, June 12-13, with fellows traveling on June 11.


Fellowsā€™ first payment of 80% of fellowship is made, contingent on attendance at meeting.

Early July

Meeting travel reimbursements submitted and paid

September 15

Optional: Fellows share any events for the DFA shared calendar.


Fellows may wish to communicate occasionally via video calls and other methods. DFA staff will assist with scheduling and facilitation. DFA program director may speak with fellows or offer support in other ways.



Fellows communicate as a group occasionally via video calls and other methods (optional). DFA facilitators assist. DFA program director may conduct informal interviews with fellows or offer support in other ways.


Fellows complete one visibility-raising activity, such as a webinar or podcast. After completion, fellows receive 10% of fellowship payment.


Deadline for fellows to book travel for Fellows Wrap-Up Meeting via Worldwise Travel and submit hotel information.

Deadline for fellows to register for Dance/USA annual conference, using DFA discount (optional). (Location TBD.)

June 6-7

(tentative dates)

In-Person Fellows Wrap-Up Meeting (required) and possible conference session with fellows to share learning. Meeting will take place in a city tbd, over two days, with fellows traveling on  the day prior.

Early July

Meeting travel reimbursements submitted and paid

July 31

End date for fellowships. 

August 31

Fellows participate in a process to help Dance/USA evaluate EDA. Last possible day for fellows to submit their final report of about two pages. To receive their final 10% fellowship payment, fellows must attend the Fellows Wrap-Up meeting in June 2020, and submit the final report.

Return to DFA Overview and Guidelines.