DNA’s Subsidized Administrative Space Program
Dance New Amsterdam’s (DNA) mission is to support dancers by providing a dynamic environment for dance education, creation and performance. Within this mission, DNA seeks to provide the tools and support necessary for artists to establish innovative, stable, and long-term careers in the dance field. Since its move to 280 Broadway and Chambers Street, DNA is broadening its support to the dance community by sharing its space and ample resources.
DNA’s Subsidized Administrative Space Program (SAS) was created to extend DNA’s resources to New York City artists. Affordable administrative space has become extremely difficult to come across- especially for small arts organizations. Helping to alleviate the financial pressure that dance companies face in New York, DNA provides emerging and established choreographers and companies a home at DNA. The SAS administrative space also pools resources (internet, fax, phone, etc.) to become a more cost efficient space for company operations. Additionally, participants receive access to DNA’s knowledgeable staff for consultation.
Administrative office space is provided within the executive offices at DNA at a subsidized rental rate of $250 monthly.
- Office hours 9:00am-8:00pm* (Monday-Saturday)
- Private cubicle with lockable storage and file drawer
- Computer with internet access and printer
- Phone with a private extension and receptionist
- Office supplies**
- Fax and photocopying**
- Access to DNA facilities including conference room for private meetings, locker rooms, kitchen and faculty lounge
- DNA member rates on classes and preference for studio rentals .
- Approximately two hours monthly of private consultation with DNA staff in finance, development and marketing by appointment.
- Networking opportunities with other dance companies .
- Access to potential teaching and performance opportunities
*Flexible schedules available
**Limited to availability and usage
DNA’s community of artists, dancers, musicians, patrons and students provides a stimulating environment for SAS participants. Resident companies will receive professional guidance based on an initial annual assessment of each company’s unique challenges, goals and objectives. Primary artists in SAS companies are often given special consideration for employment within DNA’s school programs including the Modern Guest Artist Series.
The Application & Selection Process
Applications are on a first come, first served basis and will be accepted until all spots are filled. Choreographers and companies interested in seeking approval should provide the SAS committee with a brief proposal that should include the following information:
1. Name of Company or Individual
2. Non-Profit/Corporate status and organizational chart
3. Mission Statement
4. Brief History: biography of body of work, recent accomplishments
5. Documentation of current Fiscal sponsorship
6. Funding history
7. Financials (annual budget)
8. Administrative Goals: strategic plan or outline of intended goals during artist/company’s residency in the SAS Program
Selection will be based upon need, a clear mission and a history of completed projects. Consideration will be given to successful informal showings, presentations in small venues and ongoing consistent development of work. Emerging dance artists and companies without an extensive history of performances or general body of work will also be considered for participation and are strongly encouraged to apply. The SAS program is ongoing. Cubicles are still available.
Proposals can also be submitted by US mail
Dance New Amsterdam SAS Program
New York, NY 10007
For more information, email Alex Huzar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current SAS participants:
Arts Flamenco was formed to preserve the traditions of flamenco, while also evolving flamenco as an artform. It exists as a centralized resource to promote flamenco music, dance, and culture. Through education and performance ArtsFlamenco wishes to foster an intelligent appreciation for the art form, making flamenco accessible to all audiences, and create performance opportunities for flamenco artists.
Dawn Robinson is dedicated to helping women artists bridge the gap between creative spontaneity and organizational stability. As a performer and choreographer who understands the difficulties in the lack of developmental resources, Dawn offers strategic planning, marketing, fundraising, finance and project management support. She helps women realize their dreams through individual counseling and hands on administrative support. Dawn currently works with 651ARTS, Organic Magnetics and LOVE|FORTÉ A COLLECTIVE.
Full Circle Productions is NYC’s premiere hip-hop dance theater company. FCP seeks to provide uplifting entertainment and educational programming by inspiring young dancers to gain stage experience while learning about the history and aesthetics of urban culture.
Mark Lamb Dance is a group of diverse dancers who utilize the company’s platform not only for art making and individual expression, but also as a tool for social change.
NYC Dance Week collaborates with noted studios in New York City to celebrate the joy and diversity of dance with an exhilarating 10-day event of FREE dance, fitness and wellness classes. The event engages the community and families to experience dance, encouraging them to live active, healthy lifestyles. The organization moves beyond traditional dance forms to teach participants how all dance genres benefit mind, body and spirit. The event is held in June at a variety of venues throughout New York City and serves hundreds. Additionally, throughout the year Dance Week promotes dance studios and companies through their newsletter, projects, dance/fitness events and partnerships. Nearly 25 local studios offering over 100 classes partner with the organization each year to increase public awareness. The event receives recognition from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Borough Presidents Ruben Diaz, Jr. (Bronx), Marty Markowitz (Brooklyn) and Scott Stringer (Manhattan). The 2012 festival is on June 21-30.
“The SAS space has provided a better separation of dance work and clerical that is needed in maintaining an organized flow. Full Circle’s use of the conference room has also helped to bring agents, potential board members and interns to a space that is dance oriented and conducive to discussions.” -Anita “Rokafella” Garciao, Artistic Director, Full Circle Productions
“Gracias un mil Dance New Amsterdam for providing us with the space to grow!” -Jorge Navarro, ArtsFlamenco
photo of Mark Lamb Dance by Lois Greenfield