Open Call: 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

Open Call: 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

This Deadline Expired: Monday, June 21, 2021

The Vilcek Foundation is awarding three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant artistic directors, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance. Applications are open from now through June 11, 2021.

The 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance:
-Recognize and celebrate young foreign-born dance and movement artists
-Highlight the many ways that immigrants’ contributions enrich our culture and society
-Provide valuable support to artists at a pivotal point in their career
-Dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors are eligible to apply
-Categories for consideration include ballet, ballroom, contemporary, cultural, jazz, modern, urban, and tap

Please read the following eligibility requirements carefully.

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.
-Intend to pursue a career in the United States.
-Not be a past recipient of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in any category.

Full information is available online at: vilcek.co/danceobcpp2022

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