ABOUT THE GRANT.
Eryc Taylor Dance provides grants to aspiring choreographers to enable them to produce a 15-20 minute original piece as part of an Eryc Taylor Dance performance. Eryc Taylor Dance will review all of the applications and select grant recipients based on merit, dance experience, demonstrated passion for choreography, and innovation of the production.
This year Eryc Taylor Dance will award a $1,000 grant to two recipients. Applications for this grant open Tuesday, June 1, 2021 and close on Friday, September 3, 2021. Grant recipients will be announced Monday, December 6, 2021.
Eligible applicants will be graduates from undergraduate or graduate schools who have never independently directed an entire production. Eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate their financial need, dance training, choreography style and vision for a 15-20 minute original performance that includes at least two dancers. Grants are only given to independent choreographers, collaborations with other choreographers or a ‘collective’ are not allowed.
GRANT DETAILS AND PURPOSES.
Grant Recipients will be able to premiere their pieces at a New York City Theater in March 2022. Eryc Taylor Dance will provide the venue, lighting and sound technicians, and a maximum of two additional lighting cues per 15-20 minute piece. The grant funds may be used to cover additional costs that are approved by Eryc Taylor Dance. Additional costs might include venue rental for auditions, rehearsals, and final performance, costumes, music, and payment for dancers. No sets, water, special effects, or elaborate lighting will be allowed. Eryc Taylor Dance may approve the use of props, live music, original musical compositions, or elaborate costuming on a case by case basis.
Prior to receiving grant funds, selected recipients must provide Eryc Taylor Dance with a detailed budget, audition schedules, rehearsal schedules, and any venue rental information. A Director of Eryc Taylor Dance may attend rehearsals and provide advice or critiques on the performance piece.
Grant recipients will retain the rights to their choreography for future performances of the grant-funded piece.