IABD Emergency Fund in response to COVID-19
IABD Members in good standing can apply for emergency assistance funds for food, housing, healthcare and any other economic hardships brought about by the COVID-19 disruption. IABD’s first priority is the health and safety of our dance family. The current health crisis is certainly creating unprecedented health and unanticipated financial challenges throughout the country. We recognize that our IABD family members face income losses from cancelled performance and teaching engagements and closed schools. These losses impact everything from individual healthcare costs to housing, food and/or utility insecurities, and the need for funds by dance organizations to continue paying dancers, teachers and staff salaries while adhering to the ongoing COVID-19 sequester requirements.
The IABD Emergency Fund will be able to provide limited and short-term assistance during these difficult times. Please submit your application for consideration of short-term, immediate financial assistance. Please note that there is no guarantee of funding, and this Emergency Fund will cease when the funds are depleted.
ATTENTION: ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY BASED DANCE ARTISTS DANCE-RELATED PERSONNEL
AND DANCE ORGANIZATIONS
New York City based dance artists, dance-related personnel and dance organizations are eligible to apply to the Emergency Fund through a subsidized membership. This membership emergency funding is being distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you meet this requirement and are a dance artist, dance-related personnel or dance organization based in New York City, please click on the "NEW YORK CITY BASED SUBMIT" button below.
This special opportunity for New York City based dance artists, dance-related personnel and dance organizations who qualify for a subsidized membership through the Emergency Fund is provided through the generous support of the Howard Gilman Foundation and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
Application Guidelines & Instructions:
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible:
- Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
- Applicant must be an IABD member in good standing at the time of submission.
- Individual members will receive $1,000.00.
- Organizational members will receive $2,500.00 and must be a fiscally sponsored group or possess 501(c)3 nonprofit tax exempt status.
- Applications can only be submitted electronically.
- This Emergency Fund is need-based and will be reviewed accordingly once a week by an IABD panel in the order of receipt - first come, first-served. Applicants must provide a brief description of the economic impact COVID-19 has had on their personal finances and/or life as a dancer, dance-related personnel in the field (i.e., administrative staff (marketing, programs, community engagement, communications, development, operations, etc.), choreographers, designers, production staff, etc.), teaching dance and/or employing dancers.
- IABD reserves the right to hold an application over to a subsequent week for further consideration. In all instances, applicants will be notified of the review results via email. IABD will do its best to supply applicants with an acceptance, rejection or holdover notice within 14 days or sooner from the date the application was received.
- Emergency funds are considered taxable and reportable to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Organizations are required to supply their Employer Identification Number (EIN); individuals must provide their Social Security Number (SSN).
- Grant Funds will be sent to the member’s bank account via electronic check transfer. If an electronic bank deposit is not possible, the check can only be mailed to the address on this form.
- If additional information is needed, someone will make contact via email or cell number provided.
- Please note that for compliance reasons, IABD must share information regarding the amount of emergency funding received by an individual or an organization with our certified public accountant.
The following information is required with your submission:
- Completed Application Form
- Statement of Need
- Please provide a brief description of the economic impact COVID-19 has had on your personal finances and/or life as a dancer, related personnel in the dance field (i.e., administrative staff (marketing, programs, community engagement, communications, development, operations, etc.), choreographers, designers, production staff, etc.,), teaching dance and/or employing dancers.
- IRS W9 Form (click to download form)
- Tax ID Number
- EIN Number
- Social Security Number
- Banking Information
- Routing Number
- Account Number
SUBMISSION FOR THE FUND IS NOW CLOSED
|Please submit here if you are a current IABD member.
Login to your account is required to submit an application.
||Please submit here if you are a New York City based
dance artist, dance-related personnel or organization.
The IABD Emergency Fund is made possible by the support of the Ford Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, #DanceToTheMusic: Debbie Allen and JaQuel Knight, and individual supporters.
ABOUT FORD FOUNDATION
We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives. In addressing this reality, we are guided by a vision of social justice—a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential. Across eight decades, our mission has been to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. fordfoundation.org
ABOUT HOWARD GILMAN FOUNDATION
Howard Gilman believed in the power of the arts to transform lives. The Howard Gilman Foundation honors his legacy by supporting the most robust, innovative, and promising performing arts organizations in New York City. howardgilmanfoundation.org
ABOUT DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research, and child well-being, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties. The Arts Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation focuses its support on contemporary dance, jazz, and theater artists, and the organizations that nurture, present, and produce them. ddcf.org
ABOUT MERTZ GILMORE FOUNDATION
Mertz Gilmore Foundation honors the legacy of our founders by remaining consistent to their values and priorities while also adapting our work to respond to present-day crises and opportunities. In all areas of its funding the Foundation supports the voices of marginalized people and their allies in seeking racial, economic, environmental, and gender justice as crucial components of maintaining vibrant communities and a sustainable environment. mertzgilmore.org