Monday Night Grant Circle

Co-hosted by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson, with special guests, and you!

Part social gathering, part information share, part work session, Grant Circle is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those dance grants. Drop by with your grant started or not, or even if you are just starting to think about it! It's helpful to bring your laptop or the grant application you are working on.

Location: The Cowles Center - Target Education Studio on the second floor

FREE and everyone is welcome!

Next meeting:

Monday Night Grant Circle is taking a break from regular monthly meetings. Join the Facebook Monday Night Grant Circle group for current conversations on grant writing.

SPECIAL EVENT: Trade Offs with Brian Brooks
Tuesday, April 18th 2017
Target Education Studio

Choreographer Brian Brooks has recently been appointed as the inaugural Choreographer in Residence at Chicago's Harris Theater for Music and Dance. This innovative three-year fellowship supports several commissions for Brooks each season, including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, and his own New York-based group. The recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, Brooks’ other recent awards include a NY City Center Fellowship and Joyce Theater Artist Residency. His work has toured internationally since 2002 with recent presentations by the American Dance Institute at The Kitchen, Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, the American Dance Festival, BAM’s 2013 Next Wave Festival, NY City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, the Guggenheim Museum, Dance Theater Workshop, Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival and the 92nd Street Y Harkness Festival. The American Dance Institute/Lumberyard, where Brooks is a member of the Artist Advisory Board, has presented his company three times and supported him with two Incubator Production Residencies. 

Brooks has been commissioned by Damian Woetzel at the Vail International Dance Festival to create three new works featuring dancers from NYC Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet, including First Fall, in which Brooks dances with former NY City Ballet Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan. He is currently touring a duet evening, Some of a Thousand Words, together with Whelan and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Theatre for a New Audience has invited Brooks to choreograph two Off-Broadway Shakespeare productions – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013), directed by Julie Taymor, and Pericles (2016), directed by Trevor Nunn. Brooks has created dances for schools including The Juilliard School, The Boston Conservatory, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, BalletTech, and Harvard University. He dedicated 12 years as a Teaching Artist of Dance at the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education and has been on the part-time faculties of Rutgers University and Princeton University. 

Previous meetings:

May 5, 2014 from 5-7pm

June 2, 2014 from 5-7pm

June 30, 2014 from 3-6pm with MSAB’s Artist Initiative webinar

August 4, 2014 from 4-6pm with Sara Nash (National Dance Project, Boston)

Sept 8, 2014 from 4-5:45pm with Kathee Foran (MSAB)

Sept 22, 2014 from 4-5:45pm with Lauren Slone (MAP Fund, New York)

Oct 6, 2014 from 4-5:45pm with Sheila Smith (MCA)

Nov 24th, 2014 from 4-6pm with Shannon Forney and Greg Nielsen (MRAC)

Jan 26th,  2015 from 4:30-6:30pm with Laura Zabel, Molly Chase and Noah Keesecker (Springboard for the Arts)

Feb 16, 2015 from 4-6pm

March 16, 2015 from 4-5:30pm

April 6, 2015 from 4-5:30pm

May 11, 2015 from 4-5pm

June 1, 2015 from 3:30-5:30pm

July 6, 2015 from 3:30-5:30pm

August 24, 2015 from 3:30-5:30pm

October 5, 2015 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 10:00am-5:00pm with Andrew Simonet

December 7, 2015 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

January 25, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:30pm with Jes Nelson, Dance + Theater Outreach Lead at Kickstarter

March 14, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:00pm
with Mary Ellen Childs,  McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers

April 25, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:30pm

May 23, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:30pm
focus on MSAB Artist Initiative grants

June 13, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:00pm

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