Funding for community events, projects, and publications featuring participatory dance, music, or song
CDSS grants help
- create new music, dance, and song events (including series, weekends, and week-long programs)
- boost existing series or events
- train callers, musicians, singers, and organizers (including equity and anti-racism training)
- encourage youth involvement
- publish instruction materials (print, web, audio, video)
- conduct and disseminate research on traditional dance, music, and song
- attend non-CDSS programs for training purposes
- create related endeavors that will have a lasting effect on dance, music, and song communities
- Individuals and organizations promoting traditional dance, music, and/or song with English and North American roots
- All are welcome to apply. Preference is given to applicants who have not previously received funding and to CDSS Members and Affiliates.
- Up to $500 (occasional larger grants for projects with a broad impact)
- For program-related expenses (callers, musicians, workshop leaders, etc.) rather than operational expenses (publicity, supplies, etc.)
For questions about the suitability of your application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When to apply
- For events: 1-2 months before starting your publicity
- For other projects: 1-2 months before funding is needed
- Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Requirements for recipients
You will be notified when we receive your application. If you have not received notification within a few days, contact email@example.com.
creating a set of community agreements that people in our music communities can commit to
hosting a family dance
hosting an open band workshop for the Madison Contra Collective Band
creating a podcast to provide comfort and community connections through traditional music, song, and poetry
participating in online diversity, equity, and inclusion training
providing online lessons with New England musicians
hosting a workshop for new contra dance callers
creating a youth-oriented traditional singing event in the Pacific Northwest