Made possible by the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the purpose of the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: New York State Edition (CRF:NYS) is to continue Dance/NYC’s existing relief efforts and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on individual dance makers and small-budget organizations, particularly financial losses incurred due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the social restriction measures implemented to contain the spread of the virus.
Organizations/Groups are eligible to apply if they:
Are dance making organizations and/or fiscally sponsored groups focused primarily on the creation and/or performance of dance;
Are headquartered in New York State;
Have an annual expense budget between $10,000–$250,000 for FY2022;
Can provide proof of 501(c)(3) status or fiscal sponsorship status;
Has never been a NYSCA grantee; applied for FY22 NYSCA funding but were not awarded; and/or are FY21 or FY22 NYSCA Statewide Community Regrant partners (SCR) grantees.
For details on how to become fiscally sponsored, please visit Dance/NYC’s Fiscal Sponsorship Resources page.
Organizations/Groups are not eligible to apply if they are:
Individual dance makers without a fiscal sponsor;
FY22 NYSCA grantees;
An organization/group that is not primarily focused on the creation and/or performance of dance;
An organization/group for which dance education is a primary function;
An organization/group for which dance therapy is a primary function;
An educational institution;
A festival; or
A service organization.