Dance Resources



ArtUniverse is a non-profit organization that has been providing scholarships in the performing arts since 2006.

The primary goal of the scholarship program is to provide financial support to current and potential students, as well as to encourage ambitious and promising students to continue their studies in the performing arts.

Call to all CT performing Artists!

Get your applications in soon! There are only two weeks remaining before we close applications for the Guilford Performing Arts Festival’s 2022 Artists’ Awards grants. The application window closes at midnight on Sunday, July 31. We’ll be awarding as many as six $2,500 grants to Connecticut-based performing artists, commissioning new work for premiere at the 2023 festival.

Submissions will be accepted in music, dance and drama (including all forms of spoken word). All professional performing artists residing in Connecticut are eligible; recipients must use their grant to create or complete original, new work and premiere it at the next festival, scheduled for September 21-24, 2023.

You can find details about eligibility, award criteria, competition rules and the application process—and a link to the online application form—by clicking on the link below.

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Connecticut Dance Alliance Jump Start Award

With a mission to strengthen the field of dance in Connecticut, the Jump Start Award for Connecticut Dance provides 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.

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