A program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, the National Dance Project Touring Awards support the national tours of new dance works, with up to $35,000 in funding for each artist and company. Awards are distributed as NDP Presentation Grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and are designated to support artist fees and travel.
Touring Awards are automatically given to all NDP Production Grant recipients. In addition, up to ten works created independently from the Production Grant process will receive Touring Awards through a competitive application process each fall.
Choreographers and companies are eligible to apply. Agents, artist managers, and presenters may also apply on behalf of an artist, company, or project.
Eligible projects should be in an advanced stage of development and be ready for touring at the beginning of the NDP touring season (between June 1, 2017, and November 30, 2018); involve presentations of dance works of genuine imagination and originality by artists of recognized skill and accomplishment; and demonstrate that at least three U.S. presenters from at least two states will present the work on tour.
Complete program guidelines and application materials are available at the NEFA website.