Project Springboard

How to Apply


How to Apply

Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals



2019-2020 residency TIMELINE

October 8, 2019:  Deadline for Letters of Inquiry

November 2019:  Select applicants invited to submit full proposal

January 13, 2020:  Deadline for full proposals from invited applicants

Mid-February, 2020:  Applicants notified.  Planning for residencies begins

Spring 2020: 3-day planning/work-session for creative team.

Spring 2020:  Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals residencies take place in New York City


Eligibility and criteria

  • The definition of a dance-centered musical is deliberately broad to leave room for interpretation and innovation within the musical theater form, yet dance must be an essential element of the story-telling.

  • The panel of reviewers will evaluate proposals based on:

    • The originality of the proposed idea;

    • The role choreography plays in driving the narrative;

    • The potential of the artists involved to accomplish their stated goals;

    • The potential contribution to the dance musical theater canon.

  • The residencies are intended for projects in early, conceptual stages as well as projects that have already received a workshop elsewhere. Production and technical support is extremely limited.

  • Creative teams will be expected to convene with each other and/or Springboard staff between February and May to prepare for the residency. Space, facilitation and other resources will be provided by Project Springboard as needed. There will be a 3-day planning/work-session prior to the residency for the creative team.

  • Creative teams must be available and in residence for the entirety of the 3-week residency, usually held in June, and for an invited showing at the culmination of the residency.

  • Creative teams will meet with the Springboard staff subsequent to the showing to share feedback and evaluation.

  • Creative teams may range in size and may be composed of varying disciplines (i.e. choreography, music, storytelling, design, etc.) However, it is required that a choreographer and composer be core members of the larger creative team.

  • Only Projects with a majority of U.S.-based artists will be considered.