National Dance Project Travel Fund

29 Sep




Type of Opportunity: Open Call for Travel Funding

Deadline: Rolling

National Dance Project Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors or for current NDP artist grantees to connect in person to explore feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works.

The NDP Travel Fund accepts applications from either: 

  • U.S.-based curators, presenters, residency directors, or related staff (such as program or production staff) to: 
    • travel to see works currently eligible for NDP presentation support to determine if they will be able to present the NDP work in their community, or  
    • bring a currently-funded NDP artist to their community for meetings and advance planning to lay the groundwork for touring the NDP project. 
  • Artists currently in the creation or touring period of work supported by an NDP Production Grant to: 
    • travel to conduct advance tour planning with a potential presenting organization or individual to assess the feasibility of touring their work there, including meetings with local community members in relation to the project, site visits to determine appropriate venues or technical capacity to present the NDP project, etc. 

Only one individual or organization, and one individual per organization may apply for the same trip. During NEFA’s June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022 Fiscal Year, a maximum of two grants in total will be awarded for travel for any NDP supported project.

The following is not eligible for NDP Travel Fund support: 

  • Travel associated with projects not currently supported by NDP Production Grants.
  • Travel funded by other NEFA programs (New England Presenter TravelNational Theater Project Presenter TravelExpeditions Tour Planning).
  • Travel focused on teaching, residency work, or personal travel, or additional elements of the creation and development of the NDP supported work.
  • Travel costs that would supplement engagements already funded through NDP Presentation Grants.
  • International travel and travel to Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) and related performance festivals that take place in January in New York City are not currently eligible for support; certain exceptions may be considered on a limited basis if funds allow. Please contact Cheri Opperman in advance of applying to discuss.


  • Please contact NDP Grants Coordinator Cheri Opperman in advance of applying.
  • Application is due 40 days or more prior to the date of departure.. Please keep in mind that NEFA offices may be closed at the time of submission. Allow as much time as possible in advance of your trip. 
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact grant staff prior to applying.
  • Funding decisions are made within four weeks of application receipt.  
  • Grantees must submit a grantee report within 40 days of completing the funded travel in order to regain eligibility for NEFA grants. 
  • Payment is made upon approval of grantee report. Please contact Cheri Opperman to discuss options for partial advancement of funds prior to travel. 

Rolling Deadline 

NDP Travel Fund Grants are awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

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