Applying for the
- Narrative Biography (200-300 words). Submit a short narrative biography sharing any information you would like us to know about your background, education, training, experience, or perspective. Include any previous experience you have had studying, performing, or viewing Merce Cunningham’s work.
- (300-400 words). Explain why you are applying for this award. What are your artistic goals and intentions? How will this award advance those goals? Which components of this award do you find most compelling or relevant to your artistic development? Please specifically address how you intend to use the financial and artistic resources offered by this award.
- (2-5 minutes) Provide a video sample of your current practice, performance, or choreography. All videos must be submitted as a viewable link on Vimeo or YouTube (not as a downloadable file). Also submit a short video (30-60 seconds) introducing your work sample and explaining how it relates to your statement of interest.
- Request two letters of recommendation from a teacher, mentor or colleague in the field. Ask your references to forward their letters to
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Award recipients will be informed December 20, 2023.
The six-month award period may begin any time between February 1, 2024 and July 1, 2024. The start date will be selected by the recipient in consultation with a Trust advisor.