In 2010, the Performing Arts Program contracted with Fractured Atlas Productions to create a map of Bay Area cultural assets. Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces (BAPAS), an online marketplace that helps artists and organizations find available space for performance and rehearsal rentals, was developed as a discrete component of this larger mapping project. Hewlett Foundation grantees Dancers Group and Theatre Bay Area (also on this docket) partnered with Fractured Atlas during the initial two-year pilot and are now poised to continue ongoing local management of BAPAS. The partners will collaborate to create and implement a marketing and communications plan for BAPAS, increase user traffic to the site, and continue to provide local customer service.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for Bay Area National Dance Week
Bay Area National Dance Week is a community-based outreach program that promotes dance awareness through an annual ten-day festival of more than 500 free dance events in multiple forms presented throughout the region. Choreographers, dance artists, and dance companies open their studios and theaters 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. A final grant would provide operating funds to allow Bay Area National Dance Week, now a program of Dancers’ Group rather than a sponsored project, to continue the festival at the same high caliber intersection of diversity, quality and access. A one-year grant term provides a bridge until the program can be folded into Dancers’ Group’s general operating support renewal application in 2014.
for general operating support
Dancers Group promotes the visibility and viability of Bay Area dance through collaborative programs that assist, advocate for, and support its community of artists and audiences. Programs include technical assistance, fiscal sponsorship, regranting, and a comprehensive marketing and communications system. On a vigorous growth trajectory during the past few years, the organization is entering a period of stabilization while serving the evolving needs of the region.