February 13, 2009

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Dance/USA Seeks Project Ideas for New Engaging Dance Audiences Initiative

Deadline: May 4, 2009

With support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (http://www.ddcf.org/ ), Dance/USA has launched Engaging Dance Audiences, a $1.5 million pilot program to analyze current dance
performance attendance and research methods of engaging new audiences for dance.

The program will provide support to Dance/USA members working to develop or refine existing engagement practices and share their discoveries with the dance field. Grant amounts will range according to the size of the project and the organization's operating budget, but will generally be between $25,000 and $125,000 each, and no greater than $150,000. In addition to grant support, grantees will receive technical research assistance from consultants and participate in a learning community about engaging audiences, including regular meetings and conference calls. Results of the projects will be posted on Dance/USA's Web site.

Both organizational and individual members of Dance/USA may participate in the program. Applicants must have 501(c)(3) status and be an organizational member in good as of May 4, 2009. Individual members may be part of a consortia (at least two or more partners) or upgrade their membership to become an organizational member and be eligible to apply on their own. Applicants must complete the online Field Survey of Audience Engagement Practices.

Complete program guidelines, survey, and membership information are available on the Dance/USA Web site.

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Sacramento Region Community Foundation Announces Grant and Capacity Development Opportunities for Arts Organizations

Deadline: Various

With support from the James Irvine Foundation (http://www.irvine.org/ ), the Sacramento Region Community Foundation (http://sacregcf.org/default.aspx ) has launched a grantmaking program and capacity-development opportunity geared toward small to medium-sized arts organizations working to bring art experiences to the people of Sacramento and to engage their
donors as contributing participants in that engagement.

There are two specific opportunities in the Advancing Sacramento Arts Request for Proposal: one for Program Support Grants to create an art experience in Sacramento, and one for the Capacity Development Series for arts leaders, directors, or administrators. Through the Program Support Grant opportunity, arts organizations can apply for a grant of up to $15,000 each to broaden the art experience across Sacramento's many communities. The Capacity Development Series includes workshops, symposia, assessment tool, networking opportunities, and related resources. Program Support Grant applications are due February 23, 2009; Capacity Development Series applications are due March 6, 2009.

To be eligible, applicants must have as their primary purpose the creation and delivery of arts to the public, have an operating budget of $500,000 or less, be headquartered and primarily working in Sacramento County, and maintain tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Preference will be given to organizations that have been in operation for at least three consecutive years.

Visit the Sacramento Region Community Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines.

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