National Emergency Grants Program for Dancers


New York Foundation for the Arts| Feb 23, 2023

Are you a professional dancer living anywhere in the US in dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences? You may be eligible for a one-time grant of up to $5,000. Dancers must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in order to apply; you do NOT need to work as a dancer fulltime or earn your primary income through dance. Dire financial emergencies include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. 

Cycle 8 of the Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants program will be open March 21 – April 28, 2023; funds may be requested for emergency expenses for up to a three-month period between December 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023. It is administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and funded by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.