Guidelines & Application
For Award Winners & Honoraria
For Award Winners & Honoraria
Created in 2013, the Choreography Mentorship Co-Commission (CMCC) recognizes the essential role of the mentor in pushing artistic and creative boundaries in new work and the role of a successful host commissioning partner to the Choreographer’s expanded proficiencies and innovation.
The CMCC grant is open to Award winners whose resume demonstrates a considerable commitment to choreography. The goal is to support the expansion of the dance-making proficiencies and a key aspect is acquiring a formal relationship with a world-class mentor whose expertise advances competencies specific to the proposed commission.
Beginning in 2019, the CMCC application is a 2-part process. Interested applicants submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI) that was due November 30, 2019. If you did not submit a LOI you must wait until the 2021 grant period. The next deadline for LOI November 30, 2020. Applicants will be notified by December 15, 2020 if they are invited to submit the full CMCC application.
The grant is for $30,000 to be applied towards expenses associated with the residency and commission, and will be paid directly to the ‘host’ organization. The CMCC grant offers the option of a two-year period to complete the residency and public performance, although CMCC can be completed in one year. The extended time period recognizes the importance of flexibility in the Choreographer’s and the host organization’s schedules. Please note: The CMCC grant will be paid to the host organization in 2020; all grant monies must be expended, and the performance must take place before August 31, 2022.
Funds must be expended according to the following guidelines:
PGF-USA expects the host organization to contribute/subsidize most of the production and marketing expenses, including administrative, production and house personnel, rehearsal and theater facilities, equipment, and other costs typically associated with commissions. The host organization is responsible for seeking funding to off-set those expenses.
|Choreographer’s fee (30%)||$9,000|
|Mentor’s fee (20%)||$6,000|
Award winners may apply either as an individual creating the new work on the ‘host’ organization’s dancers, or with their own company performing the new work at the ‘host’ organization’s venue. This flexible approach recognizes the different needs of choreographers in building their commissioning relationships.
Mentor: The applicant selects the Mentor and makes the case for why, what, and how their expertise advances new proficiencies consequential to the creative inquiry of the commission. The mentor’s expertise may be outside the dance field. Examples of past mentors are: dramaturgs, media artists, research experts, puppeteers.
Host Organization: The host organization must be a 501 (c) (3) organization with a history of hosting choreographic residencies and presenting commissions. The host partnership may be initiated by the Award winner or the host organization. The host organization may only submit one application with one choreographer for CMCC consideration.
The LOI is a letter on the artist’s letterhead, submitted by November 30, 2019. Read and address the following three (3) points that must be addressed in the LOI. Not to exceed two (2) pages; minimum font: 12pt; 1” margins. LOI should be addressed to Chair of Dance and sent via email as a pdf attachment to the Program Director.