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Regional Service Organizations
ADC is a statewide, nonprofit service organization for the Alabama dance community. The ADC’s mission is to promote the study, creation, performance, and enjoyment of dance in all forms.
The Alabama Dance Exchange is the most comprehensive source of information for Alabama's dance performances, events, classes, and resources.
ALASKA STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
The Alaska State Council on the Arts is a state agency that fosters the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnerships, grants, and services.
ADC is a statewide, member-ship based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that assists and connects dance communities via a membership directory, social media, monthly e-publication, and an interactive e-zine that lists events, master classes, auditions, articles, tips, and more.
ARKANSAS DANCE NETWORK
The Arkansas Dance Network promotes and advocates the art of dance throughout the state of Arkansas. ADN serves as a central resource for dance and strives to create and support a positive dance community in Arkansas.
The California Dance Network was developed in 2000 by an alliance of dance service organizations throughout the state to strengthen, connect, and promote California’s thriving dance ecosystem. The CADN provides access to dance-focused information and connections in California. The CADN allows you to check out dance auditions across California, find dance classes in your area, discover funding opportunities, connect to a dance related job, or go to a performance.
COLORADO DANCE EDUCATION ORGANIZATION
Colorado Dance Education Organization (CoDEO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and advocating for dance education in the state of Colorado. CoDEO provides the dance artist and dance educator with a state and national network of resources and support, as well as access to programs and projects that focus on the importance of dance in education. The purpose of the Colorado Dance Education Organization shall be to enrich the lives of the people of Colorado by supporting and promoting dance arts and dance performances through education, communication, and advocacy.
Connecticut Dance Alliance, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of dance in all its forms and serving the needs of the state-wide dance community.
STATE OF DELAWARE DIVISION OF THE ARTS
The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life.
Florida Dance Association is a private nonprofit organization established in 1972 to serve and support the development of dance in Florida. Its mission is to encourage excellence, support artistic and cultural diversity in dance, and increase opportunities for all people to experience dance and the arts through programs that facilitate the teaching, creation, presentation, and administration of dance and the arts.
For more than three decades the Florida Dance Association has provided leadership, information and services to dance artists, organizations and audiences in Florida. The Flordia Dance Association is strengthened by a statewide membership of hundreds of dance companies, schools, teachers, choreographers, dancers, and students all working together to make Florida an exciting international center for dance.
THE FOX THEATRE GEORGIA PRESENTERS
Georgia Presenters, a statewide booking consortium, provides a vehicle for collective programming where presenters, theaters, and communities can work together to increase cultural opportunities in their own communities and statewide. Georgia Presenters was established in 2008 as a result of the hard work and dedication of Georgia’s presenting organizations, governmental agencies, private groups, and devoted individuals who recognized the potential impact of collaboration among presenters. The Fox Theatre Institute is proud to serve as the managing body for Georgia Presenters, providing communication and administrative assistance and human resources to support the organization.
Georgia Presenters membership is open to all arts, educational and governmental organizations that present a season of three or more professional companies/artists per year, have an official nonprofit designation in accordance with section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and present cultural programming as part of their organization’s primary purpose. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, so all that are interested are encouraged to apply.
Center Stage Dance Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit created as a resource that mentors, trains, and facilitates young people and dancers in the art of dance and creative movement. The alliance provides a positive outlet for the community, which enriches and enhances the East Hawaii residential area.
HAWAII DANCE NETWORK (FACEBOOK)
A place for the community to share anything and everything in dance going on across the Hawaiian islands and about dancers from Hawaii working on the islands and abroad!
Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) is an innovative arts service website administered by the Chicago Artists Coalition. CAR is an online extension of the capabilities, resources, and leadership of the city’s cultural community and a demonstration of Chicago’s commitment to the important contribution successful artists make to a vital, world-class city. CAR provides artists with information on a wide range of issues related to professional practice and a connection to local, national, and international resources.
ARTS ALLIANCE INDIANA
Arts Alliance Indiana, Inc., is a nonprofit statewide arts service organization founded in 1986 and based in Indianapolis. The mission of Arts Alliance Indiana is to advance community arts and aid in the creation of cultural opportunities statewide by providing capacity-building resources to arts providers.
The mission of the Iowa Arts Council is to enrich the quality of life for Iowans through support of the arts. The council provides grants, advocacy, and other resources for artists and citizens of Iowa.
ARTSKC – REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the five-county region; including Clay, Platte, and Jackson in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas.
Some of ArtsKC’s most well-known programs include the ArtsKC Fund, Kansas City’s united arts fund, Now Showing, a program matching local artists looking to show their work in corporate spaces, and Artist, INC., a professional development program for artists. ArtsKC aims to connect individuals to their arts community by providing detailed information on their website about local arts events and an online directory.
The Kentucky Arts Council is the state government agency responsible for developing and promoting support for the arts in Kentucky. As the state’s arts agency, Kentucky Arts Council creates opportunities to foster environments to find value in the arts, participate in the arts, and benefit from the arts through programs, grants, and services.
The New Orleans Dance Network is a service organization that offers programming to support the development of dance in New Orleans. As an inclusive online resource, NODN connects the New Orleans community to performing artists, choreographers, instructors, talent agencies, studio spaces, rehearsal spaces, performance venues, performing opportunities, job opportunities, presenting organizations, drop-in classes, workshops, and master classes.
The Louisiana Presenters’ Network (LPN) is a statewide organization whose members include presenters — both large and small — artists, agents, and other arts fans. The Louisiana Presenters’ Network is a project of the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts.
MAINE ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION
The Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) was founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1980. Through a creative network of teachers, parents, artists, organizations, and community supporters, the alliance works at the state level and in local communities to strengthen educational excellence in visual arts, music, dance, drama, and creative writing. MAAE is a member of the national Kennedy Center Alliances for Arts Education Network, which has recognized the MAAE for its exemplary work on the local level and in advocacy.
The Maryland Council for Dance is a nonprofit educational and service corporation serving Maryland and surrounding areas since 1973. The Maryland Council for Dance works to promote, encourage, and amplify the growth of dance as a major art form in Maryland and surrounding areas by bringing together all areas of dance and the public to learn, experience, perform, network, and enjoy dance. Since its inception, the council has held workshops, scholarship auditions, performances, presented numerous awards, hosted more than 40 state dance festivals, and has worked to promote all forms of dance as an art form throughout the state.
MARYLAND DANCE PRESENTERS NETWORK
The Maryland Dance Presenters Network is a statewide network of Maryland professional arts presenting organizations. The network provides resources and networking opportunities to individuals and organizations in the presenting and touring field to advance and promote the arts in Maryland.
The Boston Dance Alliance builds capacity for dance by identifying and creating shared resources, information, and productive partnerships to help dance flourish across the Boston metropolitan area and New England region. BDA strives to increase cultural equity and access to dance for diverse communities, build dance audiences, and promote quality and sustainability.
The North Shore Dance Alliance (NSDA), founded in 2001, is an organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging a wide range of dance on the North Shore of Massachusetts. NSDA’s goal is to build a community for dance, share resources, broaden the dance audience, and support the spirit and vision of its members. NSDA is open to dancers, teachers, choreographers, and dance enthusiasts.
Michigan Dance Council, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the voice for dance throughout the state. Through networking and advocacy, it links all the various components that make up the diverse Michigan dance community.
Michigan Non-Profit Presenters Network (Michigan Presenters) was founded in 1991 as a statewide coalition of nonprofit organizations committed to the advancement and presentation of the performing arts. Michigan Presenters nurtures organizational leadership, professional development, and knowledge exchange in the performing arts.
DanceMN is an online resource that increases visibility for Minnesota dance and connects communities and audiences.
THE MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION
In 1968, the Mississippi Legislature created the Mississippi Arts Commission as the official grants-making and service agency for the arts. Since then the commission has broadened its role as an active supporter and promoter of the arts in community life and arts education.
The Missouri Dance Organization (MDO) is a statewide, nonprofit association that serves dance professionals at multiple stages in their careers, and assists dancers, choreographers, teachers, funding organizations, dance companies, students, writers, critics, and audiences in the passionate pursuit of a career in the field of dance.
The Missouri Arts Council — as a public leader, partner and catalyst — is dedicated to broadening the appreciation and availability of the arts in the state and fostering the diversity, vitalitym and excellence of Missouri’s communities, economy, and cultural heritage.
MONTANA DANCE ARTS ASSOCIATION
Montana Dance Arts Association (MDAA) is a unique organization whose mission is to advance the art of dance for Montana students and educators by providing high-quality training opportunities and dance experiences.
The mission of the Nebraska Arts Council is to promote, cultivate, and sustain the arts for the people of Nebraska. In doing so, the Nebraska Arts Council provides grants and services to artists, organizations and communities.
Nevada County Arts facilitates collaborative efforts that promote and sustain the visual, literary, and performing arts of Nevada County in order to advance the cultural, social, and economic life of our community.
The New Hampshire Dance Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that believes in building community, developing educational opportunities, and advocating for dance throughout the state.
Dance New Jersey is a service organization committed to advocating the excellence of dance and dance education in the state. Dance New Jersey members gain access to a variety of resources and are provided opportunities to exchange ideas and information with New Jersey’s dance leaders. As a membership and service organization, Dance New Jersey encourages networking and the exchange of information and professional development opportunities in dance and dance education. Dance New Jersey is dedicated to providing programs and services that serve the entire dance community and further the art form.
JERSEY DANCE NETWORK (Facebook)
The Jersey Dance Network is a place to find New Jersey dancers across all genres of dance. You will discover new dancers, new dance groups, new dance organizations, and much more.
A resource for all things dance in New Mexico.
Website and network that provides current listings of choreographic and other dance opportunities.
Provides online resources for dance artists and grants for choreographers.
The Triangle Dance Project’s mission is to foster community by creating opportunities for people to experience and participate in dance throughout the Greater Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. This is accomplished through programs facilitating collaboration, creativity, performance, and excellence in dance and the arts. We promote a functional network for communication by serving as a resource to dance artist-educators, dance students, dance businesses, and dance audiences and enthusiasts throughout the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.
North Carolina Dance Alliance (NCDA) is the nonprofit state service organization established in 1982 to serve and support the development of dance in North Carolina. NCDA develops programs and services that address the changing needs of the state’s dance community. Currently NCDA offers a variety of programs and services including The Annual Event, a biannual newsletter called The Dance Voice, a statewide dance calendar, a membership directory, the annual NCDA Award, scholarships, fiscal agent services, an email listserv, and a website.
NORTH DAKOTA COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) is a service and program agency of the state, established in 1967 by the North Dakota state legislature to develop, promote, and support the arts in North Dakota.
OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance. As an OhioDance member, you’ll receive our quarterly online newsletter full of information on performances, workshops, funding, and job opportunities, as well as features on dance education, arts issues, and dancer activities around the state. The annual statewide dance directory and online resource guide is your link to individuals, companies, studios, schools, college/university programs, and state and national arts resources.
OKLAHOMA DANCE NETWORK (Facebook)
Connecting the community of dancers, choreographers, companies, and organizations to promote dance in Oklahoma.
The Oregon Arts Commission was established in 1967 to foster the arts in Oregon and ensure their excellence.
PhiladelphiaDANCE.org was established in 2005 as a resource and hub for dance related information, advocacy, and service in the greater Philadelphia region. At the core of its mission is the expansion and development of new audiences for dance through education, marketing, outreach, networking, and use of current technologies. In addition, PhiladelphiaDANCE.org strives to bring together resources and information required by dancers, dance companies, choreographers, dance writers, dance organizations, dance practitioners, audiences, media, philanthropists, and policymakers.
Pennsylvania Presenters are artist agents and managers, as well as performers and theater technicians, office managers and more. The organization welcomes members from throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Through PA Presenters, individual artists and companies meet and communicate to provide opportunities within the dance industry and all the arts. PA Presenters encourages cooperative projects that speak to cultural and artistic diversity and excellence. Above all, PA Presenters are all passionately engaged in making performing arts happen for the millions of people serve in the state and beyond.
DANCE ALLIANCE OF RHODE ISLAND
Dance Alliance of Rhode Island is a nonprofit dance resource and education organization whose mission is to advance and make accessible the art and education of dance in its many forms for all people of the state and surrounding areas.
SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION
The South Carolina Arts Commission, an autonomous state agency governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners, was created by an act of the state legislature in 1967. Its mission is to build a thriving arts environment for the benefit of all South Carolinians.
Dance Network of South Dakota is a nonprofit organization developed to promote, encourage, and advance all forms of dance in South Dakota through communication, education, and support.
TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF DANCE (TAD)
TAD is a statewide network of organizations and individuals dedicated to artistic excellence and committed to ensuring that dance is a vital and respected part of life for all Tennesseans. TAD provides services that support communication, fellowship, advocacy, leadership, and education for a broad-based dance constituency.
DANCE COUNCIL OF NORTH TEXAS (DCNT)
A nonprofit 501(c)3 founded in 1973, DCNT assures the dynamic presence of dance in North Texas through education, collaboration, recognition, performance, and support. DCNT serves all aspects of dance by providing artistic, educational, and cultural opportunities to people of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities through dance festivals, master classes, scholarships, professional recognition, adaptive dance programs, collaborations, and partnerships. DCNT is an organization of professional and non-professional dance companies, independent artists, teachers, performers, movement specialists, students, dance enthusiasts, and businesses. Dance Council of North Texas provides services primarily to the North Texas region and greater access across the nation through electronic media.
UTAH DANCE EDUCATION ORGANIZATION
Utah Dance Education Organization (UDEO) is dedicated to the art form of dance as an essential educational component of life-long learning. The primary goals of UDEO include developing a membership comprised of dancers, educators, choreographers, presenters, collaborative artists, administrators, dance companies, educational institutions, and advocates; improving the quality and training of dance education in Utah by providing opportunities for creating, performing, and observing dance for all; and, building and supporting a Utah dance community that focuses on the education of the whole person in and through dance as an art and as a cultural manifestation.
Burlington City Arts (BCA) has served the cultural and artistic needs of the Greater Burlington area for more than 30 years. Our vision is to fuse a dynamic relationship between the arts and community, to nurture creativity and imagination, and to ignite a passion for learning through the arts. BCA runs a range of arts programs from The BCA Center (formerly the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts) and throughout the city, and have established The BCA Center (formerly the Firehouse Gallery) as one of the few exhibition spaces in the state dedicated to showcasing contemporary art. Coupled with its commitment to accessibility, The BCA Center and BCA’s Print + Clay Studio present an integrated series of art experiences that sets it apart from art centers across the country, cementing Burlington’s reputation as one of America’s most livable cities for the arts.
The Virginia Dance Coalition serves as community ambassadors for dance arts. The organization fosters development of networking connections among Virginia dance and other performing arts groups, raising community awareness of the state of performing arts venues in Virginia, and expanding the audience for dance.
ArtsWA is the Washington State Arts Commission, a state government agency established in 1961 to nurture the arts in Washington.
WASHINGTON, DC AND METROPOLITAN AREA
A local dance organization and network that offers newsletters, support, listings, funding, and networking in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
The DMV Dance Network is a hip hop/street style/urban style community for dancers in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. It was created to give dancers opportunities to grow, learn, and become properly educated in all styles of dance and forms of movement and to inform the community about auditions, teaching gigs, performances, and other work.
INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR ADVANCEMENT IN CHOREOGRAPHY, INC.
Aka dance ICONS – the global network for choreographers! This organization offers services and a cyber platform featuring a place for posting information, knowledge exchange, debate, mentorship, collaborations, friendships, and inspirations worldwide.
WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF CULTURE AND HISTORY
The mission of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History is to identify, preserve, protect, promote, and present the ideas, arts, and artifacts of West Virginia’s heritage. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History provides a listing of grants and services of the West Virginia Commission on the Arts on its website, which includes artist residencies and opportunities in the state.
Wisconsin Presenters Network (WPN) is the organization for presenters of the professional performing arts in Wisconsin and other Mid-Western states.
Through grants, partnerships, programs, and unique opportunities, the Wyoming Arts Council provides funding and support statewide for projects big and small. The WAC plays an important role in the economic and social development of every community by investing in the arts. It awards almost 400 grants and fellowships each year, funding programs and projects from every county, thereby serving more than a million participants, including 224,000 youth and 10,000 artists.