Dance

Dance

American dance is encyclopedic in scope and international in its aesthetic traditions. The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to advancing the nation's full range of dance artistry.

Dance Fact Sheet

Staff

Director of Dance

Douglas Sonntag
Douglas C. Sonntag serves as the director of Dance for the National Endowment for the Arts, a position he has...

Staff

Kate Folsom
Dance Specialist, folsomk@arts.gov
Juliana Mascelli
Dance Specialist, mascellij@arts.gov

Recent Grants

Recent Grants

An online grant search is available to find information on NEA grants from 2000 to the present.

Podcasts

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Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer

Lifetime Honors

Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government and is awarded by the President of the United States.

Publications

The devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 dramatically exposed the vulnerability of the arts and cultural sector in emergency preparedness and emergency response. To strengthen the understanding and readiness of...
The 2016 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Organizations,...