Covid Relief Funding for Dancers across Canada

Jul 06 2022

CDA has received funding from the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund to bring direct assistance to independent and self-employed dancers from across Canada, thanks to Canadian Heritage.

With the funding received, CDA aims to offer a total of $2500 each to 1500 applicants. 

CDA is  working to make sure the process is simple, quick, accessible, and secure.

We prioritize those who have been hardest hit by the pandemic: IBPOC, racialized people, 2SLGBTQIA+, deaf people, disabled folks, persons with disabilities, official minority language speakers, rural and underserved areas, and do so with an intersectional approach to best serve marginalized dancers in need.

We would like to heartily thank the partner organizations and the members of the advisory committee who assisted us in developing the application process.  Their input is invaluable and essential to ensure that we proceed in accordance with our values of care, equity and access.

To apply, please go here.

*Dancers from Québec should contact La Fondation des artistes.

Choreographers, dramaturges, rehearsal directors, lighting designers, technical directors, stage managers, production managers, costume designers should apply to The AFC.

For more information, please contact us at

Members of the Advisory Committee: 

Zorya Arrow, Heath Berkholz, Amy Hampton, Leelee Oluwatoyosi Eko Davis, Calla Lachance, Liliona Quarmyne, Bobbi Westman, Ziyian Kwan, Charles Smith, Jessica Wadsworth

Partner Organizations:

Alberta Dance Alliance, Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO), Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO), Studio 303, Dancers Transition Resource Centre (DTRC), CADA-West, CADA-EAST, The Dance Center, Dance Saskatchewan, Dance West Network, Young Lungs Dance Exchange, Dance Nova Scotia, DanceNL, Neighbourhood Dance Works, Kinetic Studio, Association Acadienne des artistes professionnel.le. s du NB, Dance Immersion, Dance Ontario, The Dance Health Alliance of Canada, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA), Yukon Arts Centre, TO Love-In, Dancers of Damelahamid, Propeller Dance

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.

Alberta Dance Alliance is grateful for the support from the Alberta Foundation for the Art and the Edmonton Arts Council.