How to Apply
Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals
the 2019 application process is now closed.
2018-2019 residency TIMELINE
October 5, 2018: Deadline for Letters of Inquiry (11:59PM EDT)
November 26, 2018: Select applicants invited to submit full proposal
December 20, 2018: Deadline for full proposals from invited applicants
Mid-February, 2019: Applicants notified. Planning for residencies begins
Late May 2019: 3-day planning/work-session for creative team.
June 3 - 23, 2019: 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.