Safos Dance Theatre Receives the 2022 Creation Fund Award from the National Performance Network
We are so excited to announce that Safos Dance Theatre was awarded the National Performance Network Creation Fund for Yvonne Montoya’s Stories From Home! We are so appreciative of our Co-commissioners: GALA Hispanic Theatre (Washington, DC) and Su Teatro (Denver, CO) for supporting Stories From Home!
The National Performance Network (NPN) is awarding an initial $402,000 and leveraging an additional $1,785,000 in support of the creation of 23 new artistic works. In addition to Creation Fund support, each project will receive up to an additional $10,000 in Development Fund support and be eligible for presentation support.
The 2022 Creation Fund awardees represent dozens of artists spread across fourteen US states. Their projects take the form of oral histories, shared feasts and family meals, installations made from roofing material, and experimental and surrealist operas. Many seek to answer the question posed by New Orleans–based choreographer Ryuta Iwashita of re:FRAME Collective in their application: “In a country of severe violence, segregation, and isolation, can we model something that goes beyond that—not even to the world, just to each other?”
The Creation and Development Fund is made possible with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), and co-commissioners.