The $7,000 grant is awarded to US-based artists for making cutting-edge dance and movement-based performance work. Queer|Art strongly encourages self-identified women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary artists to apply. Named in honor of visionary dance curator, critic, and educator Eva Yaa Asantewaa, the grant is administered through Queer|Art by a panel of queer women and nonbinary judges and seeks to highlight the important contributions queer women and nonbinary artists have made to dance throughout history. This year’s judges include Torya Beard, Ni’Ja Whitson, and Leah Wilks.
Applications for the Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists are open August 17th – October 4th, 2020. Within the application process, funds can be requested to support work at any stage of development, from concept to presentation. Qualifying work may be dance and/or movement-based performance work of any format. The awardee will be announced in December 2020.