Use this form to apply for the Barbara Ensley Award. To see a complete description of the Award, please visit https://www.mercecunningham.org/activities/barbara-ensley-award/
The Award recipients will be announced in early December. The Award period will begin between February 1, 2023 and July 1, 2023 on a date selected by the recipient in consultation with a Trust advisor.
Applications are due by October 21, 2022.
You must be a dance artist who self-identifies as BIPOC
You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.
You must reside in the New York City area during the six-month term of the award.
You must have completed or expect to complete a college-level training program or the equivalent between January 2022 and June 2023.
You should articulate clear artistic goals and a vision for how this award will advance those goals. Previous experience with Merce Cunningham’s work is not required.
To submit an application, you will need to submit each of the following as detailed below:
Narrative biography (200-300 words)
Statement of Interest (300-400 words)
Work Sample (2-5 Minutes)
2 Letters of Recommendation
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