Gibney Dance’s Dancers’ Economic Empowerment Program addresses the economic challenges facing dancers today.

DEEP investigates the points in an artistic career where dancers most need support and provides opportunities for learning and skill-building through a series of free sessions.

DEEP was developed by Gibney Dance Artistic Associate Devin Oshiro as an Advocacy Fellowship project. Advocacy Fellowships are projects initiated by Gibney Dance Company members which aim to engage the dance community and advocate for pressing issues in the field. Learn more →

View recaps of our Spring 2016 and 2017 seasons through the DEEP Resources Archive →

Learn more about our Fall 2017 season below.

DEEP is generously supported by the John H. Grace Foundation.


    DEEP: Fall 2017

  • DEEP 101: Get an Apartment
    Tuesday, September 19 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Finding affordable housing in NYC can feel impossible. In this session, the Actors Fund and guest Lea Fulton will share tips, red flags, and market trends that will help you make more informed decisions before your next move.

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  • DEEP: The MAP Fund Informational Session
    Tuesday, October 3 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    Guided by The MAP Fund Program Manager Lauren Slone, this info session will cover the basics of applying to this competitive grant program. Participants will leave with some best practices and approaches for how to execute a compelling application.

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  • DEEP: Get Stable
    Tuesday, November 14 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    In a crash course on financial literacy for artists, Amy Smith of Artists U will present a variety of tools for better financial management and planning, covering topics including: taxes for artists, budgeting, and tracking deductible expenses.

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  • DEEP: Using Social Media Effectively
    Tuesday, December 12 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Learn how to embrace, understand, and customize your social media presence to promote your work effectively in a workshop led by Cassie Carothers. Carothers, currently Editorial Director for Global Citizen, is a digital journalist with over 10 years of experience.

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