Rapid Response

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Rapid Response is a travel subsidy program to assist American dance companies and artists who receive invitations to perform, teach, or conduct creative research outside of the United States.

Any professional U.S. dance company can request Rapid Response support upon receiving an invitation from an international programmer, festival or venue. Rapid Response helps artists say “yes” before a programmer’s deadline, and provides leverage to raise additional travel funds. Amounts generally range from $1,000-$2,500, paid as reimbursement.

Support requests are reviewed quarterly.  Next deadline: September 1, 2016, followed by December 1.  Decisions are announced about one month after each deadline.

post-performance discussion with Inkboat

Post-performance discussion with Inkboat at PAM 2015.

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Recent seed funding was awarded to:

  • DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion, for a performance at the Stadttheater Fürth in Bavaria, Germany;
  • Yanira Castro/a canary torsi, for a research residency at Dancehouse in Melbourne, Australia;
  • Megan Bridge/<fidget>, for a performance at the Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany;
  • Eiko Otake, for a performance at Festival Santiago a Mil, in Santiago, Chile;
  • Christopher Rudd/ RudduR Dance, for a performance at the Ouagadougou International Dance Festival (FIDO) in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso;
  • ArtBark International/The Future Traditions Foundation, for a performance at Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana, Slovenia;
  • Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, for a performance in Guadalajara, Mexico;
  • Amy Campion/Antics, for a residency at the Sacatar Foundation, Sacatar, Brazil;
  • Donna Uchizono, for a performance and residency at DanceHouse in Melbourne, Australia;
  • Miguel Gutierrez, for a performance at the Festival d’Automne in Paris, France;
  • Yung-Li Chen, for a performance at the Assembly Dance Theatre, Taipei, Taiwan;
  • Donna Uchizono, for a performance at Dancehouse in Melbourne, Australia;
  • InkBoat, for a performance at SIDance in Seoul, South Korea

View the full list of projects we’ve funded.

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre performing in collaboration with Brisbane-based contemporary quintet Topology. Thanks to the support of Rapid Response, HDDT was able to travel to Brisbane in February 2014 to pitch the work to Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Noel Staunton, who commissioned both companies to perform at the 2015 Brisbane Festival. HDDT created “Ocean’s Skin” at the Queensland Cultural Centre’s “Whale Mall,” a public walkway featuring life-size whale models that hang from the ceiling.

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre performing in collaboration with Brisbane-based contemporary quintet Topology. Thanks to the support of Rapid Response, HDDT was able to travel to Brisbane in February 2014 to pitch the work to Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Noel Staunton, who commissioned both companies to perform at the 2015 Brisbane Festival. HDDT created “Ocean’s Skin” at the Queensland Cultural Centre’s “Whale Mall,” a public walkway featuring life-size whale models that hang from the ceiling.

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