* MetLife New Stages for Dance

Audience Architects is excited to once again partner with Dance/USA and MetLife to offer the Chicago dance community the second round of  the New Stages for Dance Initiative. This grant is a continuation of the program that occurred in Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco in 2011-2012. The program provides theater rental subsidies for dance artists in these three communities, allowing them to increase their visibility and audience-building capacity by performing in a venue that would typically be beyond their financial means.

For 2013-2014, Audience Architects received a record number of applications, which were considered by a five-member panel of dance community leaders from Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The panel awarded 10 projects with grant support in the range of $1,700 to $6,000. Awards were based on a variety of criteria including artistic merit, the quality of the applicant’s audience development and marketing plan and proportionate percentages of the venue rental costs

Audience Architects is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 MetLife New Stages For Dance Recipients: 

  • Aerial Dance Chicago with Elements Contemporary Ballet ($6,000, July 2014)
  • Audible Odyssey ($1,820, Fall 2014)
  • Chicago Moving Company with Guest Artists ($1,960, April 2014)
  • Ginger Krebs ($4,000, February 2014)
  • Hedwig Dances ($5,400, June 2013)
  • Khecari with The Humans ($4,400, Spring 2014)
  • RE|Dance Group ($1,720, July 2014)
  • Red Clay Dance ($4,200, October 2013)
  • Same Planet Different World with Peter Carpenter Performance Project ($4,000, October 2013)
  • The Seldoms ($4,000, October 2014)

Read the full press release here: MetLife 2013-2014 Press Release

Learn more about the first year of New Stages for Dance in Chicago here: MetLife 2011-2012 Highlights & Recipients

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Leadership Support for the New Stages for Dance Initiative is provided by MetLife Foundation

Download the 2011-2012 press release here: MetLife New Stages Press Release