Dancers’ Group

For Bay Area National Dance Week

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Bay Area National Dance Week (BANDW) is a community-based outreach project that promotes dance awareness through an annual ten-day festival of free dance events in multiple forms presented throughout the Bay Area region. BANDW is recognized as the largest and most diverse National Dance Week celebration in the country, with 24,000 participants during the festival. Choreographers, dance artists, and dance companies open their studios and theatres to the public to enable them to see dance being created, learn about different types of dance, participate in dance themselves, and build a greater understanding and appreciation of the art form. Renewed support would provide BANDW with operating funds to continue the festival at the same high caliber intersection of quality and access.
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44 Gough Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA, 94103-5423, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for CA$H Dance  
Dancers’ Group promotes the visibility and viability of dance in the Bay Area. Its many services include fiscal sponsorship, a monthly publication, performances and events, and grant programs that support a diverse range of artists, organizations, and audiences. Through its CA$H Dance grant program, Dancers’ Group provides grants of up to $5,000 that support the creative activities of those making work in the Bay Area. Support of for the CA$H Dance program aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Artists strategy.
for general operating support  
Dancers’ Group promotes the visibility and viability of dance through programs that assist, advocate for, and support San Francisco Bay Area dance artists, the dance community, and audiences. The organization’s programs include free dance performances, fiscal sponsorship and technical assistance to dance projects, regranting to dance artists and organizations, and a comprehensive marketing and communications program. Each year, Dancers’ Group events reach a total of 4,200 audience members, and it provides supportive services to more than 125 fiscally sponsored projects. This grant to Dancers’ Group aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Artists strategy.
for Sins Invalid  
A fiscally sponsored project of Dancers’ Group, Sins Invalid is a disability justice-based performance project. It develops and performs artistic work and offers educational programs that explore themes of sexuality, embodiment, climate crisis, and the disabled body, celebrating the experiences of artists with disabilities, artists of color, and gender-variant artists. Each year, Sins Invalid reaches 1,500 people through a range of artistic programs and educational workshops offered in-person and online. This grant to Dancers’ Group, for Sins Invalid, advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy by supporting the creation of performance programs and workshops that foster acceptance and empowerment for disabled people of color.

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