Dance Artist Award

This year the Guilford Performing Arts Festival will be offering six Artists’ Awards and a total of $15,000 in grants to Connecticut Performing Artist to create new work and premiere it at the 2021 Guilford Performing Arts Festival. Applications open today May 31st and close on July 31st. Awards will be given in music, dance, drama, and spoken word. Follow the link for details on the awards program as well as a link to criteria, rules and an online application.

Connecticut Dance Alliance Jump Start Award

With a mission to strengthen the field of dance in Connecticut, the Jump Start Award for Connecticut Danceprovides multi-layered support for Connecticut’s choreographers. This award program aims to support Connecticut choreographers creating original work in any dance genre and at any career level, to move forward and “jump start” their careers by providing artists with:

  • $250-$500 in implementation funds to create or complete a project or “jump start” their work or career; and
  • 3 hours of consulting/mentorship with a mentor in a chosen area of need and/or interest to the artist such as artistic, technical, marketing and communication, or business planning to assist in project implementation
  • A series of cohort (awardees) meetings to connect choreographers, build relationships and allow for co-learning.
  • 1-year free choreographer membership in The Connecticut Dance Alliance

Applications are accepted each year in the spring and winners are announced in the fall. We strongly encourage all artists to apply.