Each year, ETD awards three $1,000.00 Grants to young, emerging NYC-based choreographers. This grant enables them to produce a 15-20 minute original piece. The three month ETD/NCG process culminates in an informal studio showing that will take place at the Martha Graham Studio Theater on October 13th, 2018. Eryc Taylor Dance will review all of the applications and select grant recipients based on merit, dance experience, demonstrated passion for choreography, and innovation of the production.
ELLIGIBILITY:- Must be a New York City Based Choreographer (NYC, BK, Bronx, & Queens)- Must be a graduate from a certificate, undergraduate, or graduate school - Have never independently directed an evening length production - Must not have received funding from a private or government organization - Must apply with a concept idea that has not yet been choreographed or performed - the submission must be an original concept- This grant is meant for individual choreographers ONLY; collaborations with other choreographers or ‘collective’ are not allowed.
Eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate their financial need, dance training, choreography, style and vision for a 15-20 minute original performance that includes at least two dancers.
GRANT DETAILS AND PURPOSE:
Eryc Taylor Dance will provide the informal studio showing venue, two performances, sound technicians, and marketing materials. The grant funds may be used to cover additional costs that are approved by Eryc Taylor Dance. Additional costs might include venue, rehearsals, costumes, music, videographer for the final performance, and payment for dancers. No sets, water, special effects, or elaborate lighting will be allowed. Eryc Taylor Dance may approve the use of props, live music, original musical compositions, or elaborate costuming on a case by case basis. Prior to receiving grant funds, selected recipients must provide Eryc Taylor Dance with a detailed budget, audition schedules, rehearsal schedules, and any venue rental information. A Director of Eryc Taylor Dance may attend rehearsals and provide advice or critique on the performance piece. Grant recipients will retain the rights to their choreography for future performances of the grant-funded piece. Grant recipients and their cast must be available to present the new work during the informal showing at the Martha Graham Studio Theater on SATURDAY OCTOBER, 13TH 2018 (showings at 7pm and 8:30pm).
**The 2018 ETD/NCG program is funded by a generous grant from the Marta Heflin Foundation.**
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