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2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

Prizes to USA Immigrants to Recognize Outstanding
Achievements in the Field of Dance

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Vilcek Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/11/21 5:00 PM EDT

Description:

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Prizes of $50,000 to USA individuals to recognize outstanding achievements in the field of dance. The program honors young individuals who are immigrants to the United States and who intend to pursue a professional career in the United States. Artistic directors, choreographers, and performers are eligible to apply. Eligible genres include ballet, ballroom, contemporary, cultural, jazz, modern, urban, and tap.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188886

Number of Grants:

3 Filmmaking prizes will be awarded this year

Estimated Size of Grant:

Unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 is awarded to each prizewinner.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:
- Have been born outside the United States of America to non-American parents.
- Not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2021 (born on or after January 1, 1983).
- Have lived in the United States for at least four years (or immigrated to the United States on or before December 31, 2017).
- Be one of the following: a naturalized citizen or a permanent resident of the United States; a H-1B or O-1 visa holder with a valid visa stamp; a H-4 visa holder with a valid EAD card; a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief; an asylee or an asylum seeker who has applied for asylum and has a valid EAD card.
- Have at least five years of professional experience in dance.
- Not be enrolled as a student (full-time or part-time).
- Have work presented in at least three paid professional engagements.
- Have lived in the United States for a total of at least four years.
- Intend to pursue a career in the United States.
- Not be a past recipient of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in any category.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit a completed application by 5:00pm EDT, June 11, 2021

The winners of the Creative Promise Prize in Dance will be notified in fall 2021. Prizewinners will be invited to attend the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in New York City in the spring of 2022. Travel expenses and accommodations will be covered by the foundation.

If you are in the process of finalizing the application for a green card or applying for DACA and expect to have the proper documentation by August 2020, please contact the Fund before submitting your application.

More information about the prize:
https://vilcek.org/prizes/vilcek-prizes-for-creative-promise/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Eligibility quiz and application link:
https://vilcekfoundation.force.com/fgm_portal__CommunitySignupQuiz?id=a0L0W00000VoUoUUAV

If you have any other questions regarding the awards or the application process, please contact:
Shinnie Kim, Program Officer
creativepromise@vilcek.org

21 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021
info@vilcek.org

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