Dance Source Houston is pleased to provide funding to individual artists and organizations to offset production costs through the Production Grant program. Founded with support by the Heimbinder Family Foundation, the program is now in its fifth year and funded by Houston Endowment. 

A total of $20,000 will be awarded to support projects in award amounts of up to $750 for DSH intermediate/advanced level members and $250 for beginner level members and nonmembers. The submission period will begin November 14, 2018 and will close when funds have been depleted. 


Eligibility
The Production Grant program looks to support independent choreographers and dance organizations with funds to offset the cost of production.  

  • Organization applicants must have an annual budget under $500,000. 
  • Funded projects must culminate in a public performance occurring within the Greater Houston region. 
  • Applicants can only be funded once during the 2018-2019 season. 
  • Funded performances must take place November 15, 2018 – June 30, 2019.
  • Funds from the grant award must be used to offset expenses for a production related element. Eligible expenses are listed below. 
  • All approved applicants are required to attend an in-person meeting with DSH staff following notification of award.

How To Apply

Fill out the application below and attach all required supplemental materials. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Due to time constraints, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Production Grant recipients must provide invoices from their vendor or contracted personnel before payment can be made. DSH can pay vendors/contractors directly or, if provided proof of payment to vendor, DSH will reimburse the recipient artist or organization. Recipients must credit Dance Source Houston by using the logo and credit line. 

Applicants can apply for funds to support a variety of production related expenses including, but not limited to:

  • Production personnel: stage manager, lighting designer, costume designer, set designer, sound operator etc. 
  • Documentation of work
  • Marketing: graphic design, advertising, postcard printing
  • Rental or purchase of production equipment
  • Costuming
  • Set design
  • Sound design
  • Multimedia design 

Ineligible expenses include, but are not limited to: 

  • Rehearsal space rental
  • Performance space rental
  • Artist fees 


Have Questions?
Please contact the Dance Source Houston regarding questions about the Production Grant program. We can be reached by phone at 713.224.3262 or via email:
Mollie Haven Miller, Executive Director: mollie@dancesourcehouston.org
Jhon Stronks, Programs Manager: jhon@dancesourcehouston.org

Dance Source Houston is thrilled to provide direct support to freelance dance artists who have received payment from choreographers and/or organizations for their project-based, performance related work through the Dancer Fund. Dance Source Houston will match up to $500 in payment(s) for performance project artist fees. Dancers may apply more than once to receive the $500 maximum award. A seperate application must be submitted for each project. 

The Dancer Fund is generously supported by Houston Endowment. 

A total of $25,000 will be awarded to freelance dancers for performance activity taking place August 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The submission period will close when funds have been depleted.

Eligibility 

  • Applicants must be 18 or older.
  • Applicants must live and work in the Greater Houston region.
  • Applicants must be applying for project-based performance work, not full company season related work. 
  • Applicants must provide a contract and proof of payment.
  • The preferred proof of payment is check images from online banking. Acceptable forms of proof of payment also include Paypal and Venmo transaction receipts. 
  • Payments made in cash are not eligible. 
  • Applicants may be awarded a maximum of $500. 
  • Performances must take place August 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 and be open to the public.

How To Apply

Fill out the application below and attach all required supplemental materials including signed contract(s), proof of payment(s) and a completed W9. If you need a contract template, you can download one here. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. 


Have Questions?
Please contact the Dance Source Houston regarding questions about the Dancer Fund program. We can be reached by phone at 713.224.3262 or via email:
Mollie Haven Miller, Executive Director: mollie@dancesourcehouston.org
Jhon Stronks, Programs Manager: jhon@dancesourcehouston.org

The 5th annual Barnstorm Dance Fest, presented by Dance Source Houston, will take place June 19-23, 2019 at MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. Applications for works 5-15 minutes in length are being accepted from all genres of dance. Selected applicants will perform their work twice during the festival and will receive a stipend. 

Read the FAQs before you submit!

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants do not have to be Houston area residents.
  • Applicants who have participated in Barnstorm for the past two consecutive years are not eligible for the 2019 festival.
  • Choreographers must be 18 and older. 

Time Limit: Proposed works should be between 5 - 15 minutes in length.  Excerpts of longer works may be submitted.

Genre: Dance Source Houston encourages submissions from all genres of dance.

Application Deadline: Application, work samples and application fees must be received by 11:15pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Fee: An application fee of $25 must be paid for each submitted piece.  Dance Source Houston members in good standing receive a $10 discount on the application fee. Pay the application fee at artful.ly/store/events/16765

Notification:  Artists will be notified of acceptance in late February 2019.

Read the FAQs before you submit!

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