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There is a wealth of Performing Arts opportunities
in Alaska. Native dancers and drummers, theater ensembles, dance troupes,
chamber and choral ensembles, and symphony orchestras are among the many
performing arts opportunities available to performers and audience members
ASCA provides technical assistance and grant support to individual and
organizations to encourage the development of the performing arts in Alaska.
Arts organizations involved in presenting or producing performing
arts events can receive grant support through ASCA's Project, Operating
Support, Workshop or Community Arts Development grant programs. Each
grant category has specific guidelines that support different types of
programs or projects.
ASCA hosts teleconferences of performing arts presenters around the
state to help them coordinate their efforts through block-booking and
networking. To participate in future teleconferences, please
e-mail your name, organization, and contact information to .
Individual performing artists who have professional standing can
apply for a Career Opportunity Grant to support participation in opportunities
that will advance their standing as an artist. These opportunities might
include travel to participate in a Performance Showcase or booking conference,
or to get coaching with a mentor.
Performing artists interested in the Arts In Education Artists in Schools residencies can apply to the a juried registry of artists eligible for school residencies across the state. Applications are accepted throughout the year with reviews in September and February. Any application received by September 1 will be considered in the September review; any application received by January 15 will be reviewed in February.