Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

From New York Foundation for the Arts –

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, has announced the launch of Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants, a new program that will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in order to apply.

​​Dire financial emergencies include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. If you were displaced due to COVID, expenses to enable you to return to your working home base are eligible. You can request funding for eligible expenses for up to a three-month period, ranging from four months before the grant deadline through four months after the grant deadline.

To be eligible, your average adjusted gross income for the last two years you’ve filled tax returns must be no greater than $75,000 ($150,000 for joint filers). You must also demonstrate recent and sustained activity as a paid dancer in public-facing performances (inactivity, or online/streamed activity, during the COVID period is acceptable).


For Emergency Expenses between January 1 and September 30, 2022

Applications Close: May 20, 2022, 11:59 PM EST