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Education | Scholarships & Fellowships

Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship


Travel to Africa to study dance with this fellowship for emerging choreographers, established in honor of Baba Chuck Davis

Application deadline: February 28, 2020


Part of Scholarships & Fellowships

Emerging choreographers can travel to Africa and study with experts in African dance with this annual fellowship. Established in honor of DanceAfrica founding elder Baba Chuck Davis, this opportunity offers up to $9,000 in funding for travel, accommodations, instruction, and research expenses.

Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents and are required to submit an artistic resume, a letter of intent specifying the proposed area of research and country, and a detailed proposal. Proposals must state a timeline of activities, organizations in the region of travel, budget, and key artistic personnel, including one or more experts to study with.

The Fellowship selection committee will be comprised of various members of DanceAfrica and BAM’s artistic teams as well as leaders in the field of dance. Applicants will be notified in May and the Fellowship recipient will be recognized at BAM’s annual DanceAfrica Festival.

The proposed project should take place within the period of June 1, 2020—May 31, 2021. Awardees are expected to document all aspects of the project, including travel and artistic progress, and share the fruits of their work (in the form of a performance, workshop, or other mode of expression to be determined) with the BAM community upon return.

Note: BAM cannot grant this Fellowship for travel/work in a country on the U.S. Department of State’s Warning/Alert list:

For more information, please call 718-724-8122.

The Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship is made possible by The SHS Foundation

About Our Programs

DanceAfrica is a vibrant annual celebration of African and African-American dance, music, and culture, featuring performances, master classes, a film series, a dance party, and the one-and-only DanceAfrica bazaar.