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Saturday, January 10, 2009

NEW Residencies, Grants, Spaces for Performing Artists

NEW Residencies, Grants, Spaces for Performing Artists

New in 2009: The NYC Performing Arts Spaces websites have been consolidated and redesigned for ease of use!

Dancers, musicians, actors, choreographers and directors rehearsing and performing in New York City will benefit from new features added to, and
* a brand new multidisciplinary search function -- you can now do a search for a space that is suitable for dance and theatre, or dance and music, etc., something that wasn't possible with the old sites. Try it out!

* an expanded keyword search which allows you to search our databases not only for space names, but also street addresses, equipment and amenities.

* an interactive map of New York City on each website, with clearly designated and updated neighborhoods and boundaries.

* a new search capability that allows you to easily see your chosen search 'filters' and displays your searches clearly as you narrow down your results.

* Aerialists and others take note: you can now search listings by ceiling height. This feature is found on (under the "Size" filter) and is interdisciplinary.

Check out our new features and tell us what you think!

The redesign of NYC Performing Arts Spaces's websites was enabled by the organization's merger with Fractured Atlas, a non-profit organization serving the basic resource needs of a national community of performing and visual artists and arts organizations. Fractured Atlas's sister company, Gemini SBS, oversaw the redesign of NYC Performing Arts Spaces, and provides IT consulting and custom software development for other non-profit organizations and government agencies.
NYC Performing Arts Spaces's services remain free of charge to all who use them -- both performing artists seeking space and facilities with spaces available for rent.
We are very grateful to the following public funders, corporations, and foundations for their support of this expanded version of NYC Performing Arts Spaces:

Mertz Gilmore Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Durst Organization
The New York City Council, and The Office of Speaker Christine C. Quinn.

Studios in Outer Boroughs: Rehearsal Subsidy & Creative Residency Funding

Dance Theater Workshop's (DTW) Outer/Space Program supports facilities that provide viable and affordable rehearsal space to the greater dance community. Awards ranging from $2000-$6,000 will be distributed in May 2009 in a continued effort to assist artists who manage public dance studios in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Deadline: February 20, 2009.
NEW: Theatre: Indo-American Arts Council Playwrights' Week Festival

The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) supports artistic disciplines influenced by the arts of India. The IAAC and Lark's annual Playwrights' Week Festival focuses exclusively on developing new and unheard voices for the theatre through targeted outreach efforts, growth opportunities for playwrights and theatre artists, and organized forums for community discussion. Playwrights selected for the festival are provided with creative teams, ten hours of rehearsal time and a public presentation to address specific developmental goals. Postmark deadline for all submissions: January 20, 2009.

NEW: Strategic Opportunity Stipends from NYFA

Strategic Opportunity Stipends (SOS), a project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), working in collaboration with arts councils and cultural organizations across New York State, are designed to help individual artists of all disciplines take advantage of unique opportunities that will significantly benefit their work or career development. Literary, media, visual, music and performing artists may request support ranging from $100 to $600 for specific, forthcoming opportunities that are distinct from works in progress. Deadline: February 5, 2009 for opportunities occurring between March 1 and June 30, 2009.

Support for Live Performance: The MAP Fund

The Multi-Arts Production Fund (MAP) supports original new work in all disciplines and traditions of the live performing arts. The MAP Fund assists artists who are exploring and challenging the dynamics of live performance within our changing society. MAP seeks to support work that brings insight and vibrant critique to the issue of cultural difference.

Applications for MAP support must come from organizations based in the United States that have current nonprofit federal tax status. Nonprofit artist services organizations may apply as fiscal sponsors on behalf of unincorporated artists or ensembles. The MAP Fund supports only artistic projects that contain or will contain a live-performance component. Up to forty awards are given each year. Award amounts range from $10,000 to $45,000. Deadline: January 20, 2009.

Project-based Residency: LMCC's Swing Space

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is accepting online applications for the next session of its Swing Space project-based residency program. Swing Space makes vacant spaces available to artists, arts groups, curators, and arts organizations for the development and presentation of new projects in the visual and performing arts. Swing Space artists and arts groups are also eligible to apply for stipends ranging from $300 to $3,000 to support project costs. Projects recommended by an independent review panel will be considered for placement from May through October 2009 for residencies lasting 2-4 months. Deadline: January 21, 2009

Give Back to NYC Performing Arts Spaces

If our eblasts have guided you to residencies or other opportunities...

If one of our free online databases has helped you:
• find a performance space that enabled you to present your work
• locate a rehearsal space with a better rental rate, location or amenities
• compare space rental rates to get a sense of the market
please consider giving what you can to support us!

Has your facility seen an increase in bookings since you created your free listing? If so, please consider giving back to NYC Performing Arts Spaces. We are the only organization that is able to document what kinds of New York City spaces performing artists are seeking and whether they can find it. We use this data to propose long-term solutions to workspace problems.

In short, NYC Performing Arts Spaces works so you can work!
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