The Hewlett Foundation calls many of the proverbial shots in Bay Area dance funding. So when the foundation announces grant winners, people in the industry pay attention, both locally and nationally. And the foundation's recent round of funding — $300,000 to support the creation and production of new dance and movement works by six California choreographers — does not disappoint.
Six winning projects receive $50,000, divided between a commission for a California-based choreographer and the expenses associated with creating and presenting the resulting world premieres.Read More
Since 2000, Hewlett has teamed up with another major Bay Area arts funder, the Gerbode Foundation, to support the local dance community. Six choreography grants of $50,000 each are now up for grabs. Although the foundations will consider proposed commissions in all forms of dance, certain types of dance programs usually emerge as the big winners.Read More