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Dancing in the Neighborhoods – NoHo Arts District

Dance in the neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of Heidi Duckler Dance.

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with the Los Angeles Dance Workers Coalition, is offering Dance in the Districts Project Awards to dancers and choreographers from Council Districts 2 (it’s the NoHo Arts District!), 3, 8 and 10 .

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact on Los Angeles dancers and the performing arts community, resulting in dramatic job losses due to the cancellation of shows, performances, concerts and further in-person public gatherings, as well as the closure of dance studios across LA

To support dancers living and working in Council Districts 2, 3, 8, and 10, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with the Los Angeles Dance Workers Coalition, is offering project awards of $2,000 to qualified dancers and choreographers to create a 1-3 minute online performance filmed in their neighborhood.

DCA’s Performing Arts Program has identified funds to support dancers from 2n/a3rd8andand 10and Council districts through the Madrid Theater Cultural Center (MaTCH) and the Leimert Park Cultural Center (LPCH). A significant number of project awards will be available by district through a peer review process to determine winners.

Each prize includes an artist fee of $1,000 and a production fee of $1,000. Production costs include rehearsals, costumes, videography, collaborators, marketing, administration and other items related to the cost of production.

As part of the Project Award, applicants will be required to produce, present, or provide a 1-3 minute online virtual performance that is family-friendly, free, and publicly available for DCA, LADWC, and other organization websites. partners.

Performances must take place in the council ward the performer is affiliated with and must highlight a place in that ward that is of value to the dancer, such as a park, street, business, house and a public space, among others. Dancers and choreographers who live and/or work in the neighborhoods are eligible.

Winners will receive a $2,000 contract payable in two installments of $1,000. The initial payment will be made upon execution of the contract and the second payment will be made upon completion of the project with presentation of a final invoice.


Candidates include: professional artists in the dance sector; heritage-based dance practitioners and cultural keepers; dance teachers; and/or choreographers engaged in a variety of commercial, non-profit, and independent dance practices, including classical, traditional, and contemporary forms. These artists make meaningful contributions to the dance field, community and ecosystem; are essential to the field; produce cultural content for LA County audiences; and maintain knowledge and expertise in their dance discipline.

Applicants must live or work within the geographic boundaries of council districts 2, 3, 8, or 10. Visit https://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org/, enter your physical address in the search box, and click “FIND.” In your search result, you should see your city council district number and the name of the Los Angeles City Council member listed under elected officials. Adjacent neighborhoods will be considered.

Applicants must have a social security number.

We encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA2+ and/or people with disabilities to apply.


A complete application consists of answering the application questions and submitting the required documentation to [email protected] no later than Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.. The subject line should read: Dance in the districts, your name.

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