Gibney’s Dancers’ Economic Empowerment Program addresses some of the most pressing economic challenges facing dancers today
Dancer’s Economic Empowerment Program (DEEP) investigates the points in an artistic career where dancers need support and provides opportunities for learning and skill-building through free sessions.
DEEP was developed by Gibney 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.
JANUARY – APRIL 2020
The DEEP Cohort is an initiative presented in partnership with The Actors Fund, constructed to engage a group of artists who are actively invested in advancing their creative careers and seeking to deepen their administrative capacity and skill sets. The group will meet for 6 sessions, in a safe, confidential and supportive environment, to share insights and draw from each other’s experience. The goal is to encourage accountability to the group in terms of each participant’s individual artistic development as well as administrative progress. In a field where artists are often “competing” for the same funding and opportunities, the cohort will serve as a counter-balance; a space to build unity and soften the impact of working in isolation. In addition, the cohort will learn alongside one another from the guests and industry experts the DEEP sessions provide; creating a lasting community of practice and peer support.
Who should apply to the DEEP Cohort?
The DEEP Cohort is designed for professional dance artists and choreographers. Participants should have some knowledge in the subjects of marketing, time management, financial literacy, and fundraising tools, and want to expand their professional toolbox in order to enhance their artistic practice.
Facilitators will be career management specialists from The Actors Fund.
Selected participants must be able to attend ALL the meetings. Cohort participants will meet from 6:30-8:30pm.
Tuesday, January 28 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, February 11 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, February 25 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, March 10 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, March 24 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, April 7 6:30-8:30pm
Applications are available online and due: Thursday December 19th 2019