EDA Round Two Grantees

In 2012, a peer panel of seven selected the following grantees. 

Audience Architects, NFP, Chicago, IL
$54,171 ($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To support the new program Dance: A Moving Canvas, in collaboration with visual arts organizations, including interactive showings at galleries, educational materials and post-performance discussions.  Flyspace, a collaborative of four companies, will be featured, along with three other dance companies or artists.

AXIS Dance Company, Oakland, CA
$54,171
($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To support AXIS Explored, which offers an engagement package to Bay Area dance and disability audiences during the home season, including new and existing activities.

BalletX, Philadelphia, PA
$44,033
($32,514 project support plus $11519 core operating support)
To support expose, explain express, a three part educational program of Q&A sessions, interactive lectures, and online community bulletin boards.

Bandaloop, San Francisco, CA
$54,171
($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To adapt the ODC project I Speak Dance to creative and management teams at Bay Area technology and design companies.

Cleveland Modern Dance Association (dba DANCECleveland), Cleveland, OH
$54,171
($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To support a new Dance Ambassadors program, which includes the development of an affinity group of audience members for its dance season.  Ambassadors will be involved in events for five local and five touring companies.

Gina Gibney Dance, Inc.  (dba Gibney Dance Center), New York, NY
$54,171
($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To support DANCentricity, a new program to enrich NYC independent high school students through interaction with professional dance.  The Center will work with animateur Hilary Easton to develop curriculum and facilitate learning, and four professional dance companies will be selected to work with students through a cycle of activities.

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
$54,171
($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To support the traveling tour of a site-specific work to take place in an airstream trailer,  in three cities in CA, with related engagement activities, both in-person and live-streamed.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Inc., Becket, MA
$54,171
($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To support Seeing Dance, Talking Dance, a new series of engagement activities including an essay, daily discussion prompts placed around the campus and online, audience forums and recorded post-performance talks, which will be featured online. Three dance companies will be the topic of the audience forums, and 20 will be served through the recorded post-performance talks.

Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc., New York, NY
$54,171
($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To support three new activities to help 60-80 audience members describe, analyze, and interpret dance:  Going to the Dance pre-show events, which pair audiences with dance luminaries; Your Dance Score interactive workshops, which give audiences the tools to craete a dance score, to be performed by professional dancers, and That’s a Rap post show events.  The project includes contextual material and guides for viewing dance and will serve 10-12 companies performing at the Joyce.  Luminaries include choreographers, critics, designers and dancers, such as Ronald K Brown, Tyce Diorio, Stephen Petronio and Wendy Whelan.

Misnomer Dance Theater, Brooklyn, NY
$54,171
($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To support Misnomer/UpClose, a new web platform through which the company will create and feature digital engagement events every month.

Moving Arts Projects (dba The Dance Enthusiast), New York, NY
$28,421
($20,986 project support plus $7,435 core operating support)
To support Dance Up Close, or HD videos with preview articles.  Eight to ten pieces per month will be created, for a period of nine months. .

Pacific Northwest Ballet Association, Seattle, WA
$20,319
($15,000 project support plus $5,319 core operating support)
To expand the Discover Dance Program, to increase family participation, including attendance at selet  performers, an Insiders Tour, translated guides and other activities.

Pentacle (DanceWorks, Inc.), New York, NY
$40,629
($30,000 project support plus $10,629 core operating support)
To support Metro STEP, to adapt and create engagement materials for their six Metropolitan Intersections artists/companies and to provide related training to presenters in using them. The six artist/companies currently involved in the program are Baker and Tarpaga Dance Project, Dakshina, Pasión y Arte Flamenco, Illstyle & Peace Productions, Jamal Jackson Dance Company, and Sheetal Gandhi.

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
$47,400
($35,000 project support plus $12,400 core operating support)
To support the adaptation of YBCA's Dance Savvy program to visual arts audiences within their TBA Festival format, and as part of the PICA Institute.  Activities will include Dance Track Workshops and Study Groups, and the enhancement of a resource room library.  Artists and key experts under consideration to lead the content include Emily Johnson and Miguel Gutierrez, as well as Katherine Mezur and Robert Tyree.

Stephen Petronio Company, New York, NY
$47,400
($35,000 project support plus $12,400 core operating support)
To support Constellation, a moderated online forum designed to engage audiences through the exchange of information and opinion and contextualize the work created by the company.   Bimonthly "insight videos" drawn from themes in the company's work will be produced and posted, along with  content from company members, collaborators and audiences.

STREB Inc., Brooklyn, NY
$54,171
($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To support Maverick Action, consisting of Pop-Up SLAM interactive performances in new, public locations as well as Creative Conversations for audiences with experts in science, humanities and other areas.

University Musical Society (UMS), Ann Arbor, MI
$54,171
($40,000 project support plus $14,171 core operating support)
To support the development of Dance Guides, who will serve as ambassadors to other audiences and Dance Novices, who will be introduced to dance through a series of activities during the 2013-2014 season during at least four presentations; artists under consideration are Ballet Preljocaj, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, STREB, and Nora Chipaumire.

Vermont Performance Lab, Guilford, VT
$27,086
($20,000 project support plus $7,086 core operating support)
To support the new VPL Performance Club, through which audience members ride to and attend live performances  together, and prepare in advance by meeting to discuss contextual readings or videos. The project will focus on the artists during their 2013-14 season, including Annie-B Parson/Big Dance Theater, Luciana Achugar, Pavel Zustiak, and Beth Gill.

Wesleyan University, Center for the Arts, Middletown, CT
$42,660
($31,500 project support plus $11,160 core operating support)
To support the DanceLink Fellowship Program, in which students intern with three professional dance companies that will be presented and later serve as ambassadors for those companies, as well as Dine/Dance/Discover, a new event to take place before and after dance performances.