Grantmaking Manager
The primary function of this role is to oversee the implementation of ACA grant programs. The Grantmaking Manager supervises the following consortia and grant programs: McKnight Artist Residencies Consortium, MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund, Pew Fellowships in the Arts and 3Arts Residency Fellowships. The role will also support the development and implementation of the Mount Tremper Legacy Fund, and other pilot projects.

Full-time, 40 hours per week. $60,000-$65,000 per year. Benefits include paid holidays plus up to 3 weeks paid office closure, 10 vacation days and 10 sick days, 401k after one year with 3% employer contribution, $400/month toward your choice of health insurance plan, travel 1-3 times annually, growth opportunity.

About ACA: The Artist Communities Alliance is an international nonprofit association, providing services to more than 300 organizational and individual members working in the field of artist residencies. Based in Providence, RI and operating fully remotely, the ACA conducts research about artist residencies, hosts field-wide discussions and professional development convenings, manages several grantmaking programs, offers consulting services, develops informational tools, and advocates on behalf of artist residencies and artists. Since 2004, ACA has provided more than $4 million in direct grant funding to artists and artist residencies. Founded in 1991, the ACA maintains a staff of 10-12 employees and a national Board of Trustees. ACA is a fully remote work-from-home organization maintaining Eastern Time zone business hours.

Please apply via this link by Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 5pm ET.
Desired start date is January 2, 2024.

Contact Info

Artist Communities Alliance
Deadline: December 6, 2023

We are taking applications for the Spring Semester! Deadline to apply Thursday, December 7, 2023, 11:59pm.

Dancing Classrooms is a 10-week social and emotional learning (SEL), arts-in-education program teaching partner dance to children during their school day. Our mission is to build social awareness, confidence, and self-esteem in children through the practice of social dance. Founded in 1994, Dancing Classrooms has been featured in several films, including the award-winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom and Take the Lead starring Antonio Banderas.

Dance for Life is a senior wellness program for active seniors, ambulatory memory-care elders, and their caregivers. Dance for Life weaves together music, storytelling, and partner dance to focus on four key areas:
Building physical strength and flexibility
Improving balance to reduce the risk of falls
Expanding social connections
Increasing cognitive focus to delay or diminish the effects of dementia

Ideal Teaching Artists are those who:
Have experience working with children and adults,
Possess a good sense of humor, rhythm, and ample patience,
Can command a classroom and also work well in a team,
Want to build social awareness, confidence, and self-esteem in children, and help older adults build and maintain physical and cognitive abilities, through partner dance,
Respond to communications within 24 hours,
Have reliable transportation.

Applicants of color and multilingual speakers are especially encouraged to apply, as we serve a highly diverse student population. Dance, theater, or teaching experience is a plus, but ballroom dance experience is not necessary. All training in the Dancing Classrooms and Dance for Life syllabi and teaching methodology is provided.

Learn more and apply!

Deadline: December 7, 2023
NexGen YDP (Youth Dance Project)

Threads NexGen/YDP (Youth Dance Project) is looking to hire instructors to teach ballet and modern technique classes for upcoming 12-week spring sessions. We seek skilled dance instructors to augment weekly intensive programming that also includes nutrition and embodied movement exploration at Threads Dance Nexus.

NexGen/YDP uses a holistic approach to training future dance artists. The program enables youth to enhance technical skills, explore creativity, and manage stress and trauma in a safe, supportive environment. Students receive high-level training and education from professionals in ballet technique, modern dance technique, embodied movement exploration, and nutrition. We strive to create an equitable and inclusive learning environment where students’ gifts are cultivated and growth opportunities embraced. We seek for diverse learners to be treated with dignity and respect.

NexGen YDP Spring Session: January 22-April 20, 2024
Beginning/Intermediate levels, ages 8-14.
Dates and times TBD, based on availability.

Our Teaching Philosophy
Culturally Relevant — so that dancers of any race or ethnicity feel a sense of belonging.
Trauma-Informed – dance education has the potential to reproduce harm or liberate; we chose liberation!
Anatomically Sound – working safely with the body to keep you dancing longer and stronger.
Inclusive and Equitable – all are welcome and differing needs are acknowledged.
Socially Just – seek to rectify injustice through arts activism.

Candidates must have extensive experience in ballet and/or modern, strong communication skills, experience working with children, and provide informative, engaging, and effective movement instruction reflecting the Dance Nexus philosophy.

Instructors compensated for class hours at a rate of $40/hour. Instructors are welcome to attend Threads Company Class on Mondays or Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30am, as well as rent the studio at a discounted staff rate.

For more information and to apply, please email an introduction and your resume to Angela Ericson at

Location Info

Threads Dance Project
2213 Snelling Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Contact Info

Angela Ericson
Deadline: December 31, 2023
Picture of MNBC Artists. Photo by Nicklaus Fischer.

Advanced ballet dancers aged 18 and up are invited to audition for Minnesota Ballet Collective!

We rehearse once a week on Saturdays from 5:00-7:00pm, with an optional warm-up class from 4:00-5:00pm. The Minnesota Ballet Collective is committed to empowering advanced ballet dancers by fostering artists’ creativity, collaboration, and passion. We seek to inspire our community through ballet’s storytelling ability and inherent beauty. The Minnesota Ballet Collective believes in the transformative power of dance and its positive impact on the community. For more information, check out our website linked below.

The audition will be on Saturday, January 6 from 5:00-7:00pm at Platinum Dance Center.
Dancers are welcome to arrive up to 30 minutes early to warm up.
Please wear ballet attire. Bring ballet shoes and pointe shoes, as well as a printed headshot and first arabesque shot.
Registration deadline is end of day on Friday, January 5.
There is no audition fee.

Location Info

Platinum Dance Center
5300 Industrial Blvd
Edina, Minnesota 55439


Contact Info

Isabella Rubietta
Deadline: January 6, 2024

Rhythmically Speaking, a Twin Cities-based dance company with a mission to spark vibrancy and connectedness through jazz and American social dance ideas, a 15-year history, and a national reputation for excellence in jazz, is seeking choreographers interested in working with us.

Every summer we produce a stage show – The Cohort – that features concert dance works by Minnesota and visiting artists meant to demonstrate the width and breadth of how and what “jazz” in dance can look, feel, embody, and communicate, and we want to get to know dance artists who may be interested in working with us on this program and/or other potential future opportunities.

Eligibility: Artists 21 and older at any point in their careers who are actively creating concert dance work in jazz and/or American social dance ideas (ex: tap and hip hop styles) are welcome to submit. Please visit this information sheet for full details and this page on our website to find out more about this past year’s program.

Submit: Fill out this Call for Choreographer Interest Form, which will ask for contact information, a bio, a short artist statement, and video samples of stage works.

Submissions will be collected into an ongoing record of people and their works that may be a good fit for us to present as a part of future summer Cohort productions or other projects we have not yet even imagined. Submissions received by December 1, 2023, are eligible to be considered for programming on The Cohort 2024, which will run August 15-17, 2024 at a TBD Twin Cities theater. Programming decisions for this show will be made by December 22.

Thank you for your interest!

Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard
Deadline: December 2, 2023