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Atlanta, GA

Momentum – Dance Touring Initiative for Southern Companies

South Arts

Momentum is the newest expansion of DTI, and currently accepting applications from modern dance and contemporary ballet companies in South Arts’ nine state region. Momentum is an intensive professional development program over a three-year period for a group of five Southern dance companies, which will include mentorship, networking, conference showcasing and exhibiting, on-site planning meetings with presenters, tour-prep residencies, and touring. South Arts will convene the group for in-person meetings, webinars, and conference calls throughout the program’s duration and provide funds to support touring engagements in at least five Southern communities. For each touring engagement, the companies will provide multi-day community residencies to include educational activities and public performances. Technical assistance and professional development will be designed to complement the tours and enhance companies’ organizational and touring capacity. Throughout the initiative, South Arts provides access to additional resources. Each participant must commit to the three-year program running from spring 2019 to spring 2022. If you are a modern dance or contemporary ballet company based in the South with touring aspirations but limited success, this new program is an opportunity to build both your artistic and technical capacity.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Only professional modern dance and contemporary ballet companies located in South Arts’ nine-state region are eligible to apply. South Arts’ region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. School and student companies are ineligible.
  2. The company’s artistic or executive director must be the primary program participant.
  3. The company’s annual operating budget cannot exceed $750,000.

Prior to applying, we strongly encourage interested companies to have a conversation with Nikki Estes, Program Director, at 404-874-7244 ext. 16.

Applications are due January 18, 2019. Want to learn more about this new initiative?

For more information and to apply click here