NCDA Mini-grant Application

Thank you for your interest in NCDA Mini-grants!

DEADLINES
October 25th for events taking place from January 1 through June 30
April 25th for events taking place from July 1 through December 31

ELIGIBILITY
- Applicants must be current members.
- Applicants may apply for only one Mini-grant per cycle.
- Applications must be complete and received by the deadline date.
- Applications must fall into one of the four categories listed below.
- Grant amount requested may not exceed $200.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please read the grant categories and narrative questions below before filling out the application. Then, fill out the application form that follows completely, including narrative and budget.

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MINI-GRANT CATEGORIES
1. Technical & Production Assistance
- Assists with cost of technical crew (i.e. lighting designer, technical director)
- Assists with marketing & printing expenses for poster/postcard production, ads or TV/radio spots

2. Residencies
- Assists with cost of bringing a guest artist to a school or studio dance program for a residency or master class

3. Community Project/Outreach Activities
- Assists with projects bringing together general community members and dance community
- Assists with projects bringing a dance artist into a community center or school system

4. Professional Development
- Assists with development of the artist, such as continuing education.

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NARRATIVE QUESTIONS
In the narrative section of the application form below, please answer the questions that apply to your grant category.
Technical & Production Assistance
1. Please provide a short overview of your project, including the proposed dates of the project.
2. What is the amount of grant request & how will the money be used?
3. How will this project help you as an artist? How will this project serve your audience?

Residencies
1. Please provide a short overview of your project, including the proposed dates of the project.
2. What is the amount of the grant requested & how will the money be used?
3. Please tell us about the artist that you are bringing in and how the students will benefit from this residency.

Community Project/Outreach Activities:
1. Please provide a short overview of your project, including the proposed dates of the project.
2. What is the amount of the grant requested & how will the money be used?
3. How will this project benefit the community & the participants? How will it benefit the dance community as a whole?

Professional Development
1. Please provide a short overview of your project, including the proposed dates of the project.
2. What is the amount of the grant requested & how will the money be used?
3. How will this project assist in your professional growth?

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AWARD EVALUATION CRITERIA
The NCDA Awards Committee first considers applications that are complete, including narrative and budget, and projects that are well organized, have focus and clarity, and directly relate to the NCDA mission. In addition, the committee asks these questions when considering an application within each of the grant categories:

Technical & Production Assistance: Does it enhance the quality of the production value?

Residencies: Will it enhance the growth and development of the participants?

Community Project/Outreach Activities: Whom does the project reach and how does it enrich that community?

Professional Development: Will it enrich and enhance the artistic field? Priority goes to teachers in this category.

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    PROJECT DESCRIPTION/NARRATIVE

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    PROJECT BUDGET

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    EXPENSES

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    Salaries & Fees

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    Production Expenses

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    Marketing Expenses

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    TOTAL EXPENSES

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    INCOME

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    TOTAL INCOME

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    Please make sure your application is complete. Then submit below.