2020 Co-Production grants

Applications are no longer being accepted for our 2020 Co-Production Grants.

All who applied to the latest round will hear a determination from FACT/SF by October 25, 2020.

The information below is for reference purposes only.

Before applying, please read through the information below. Click here to preview application questions.

Bhutto’s  Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth . Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

Bhutto’s Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.


FACT/SF Fieldwork: Funding offers co-production grants for contemporary dance performances occurring in San Francisco in 2020. Each grant ranges from $500 to $1,000. FACT/SF will likely offer 3-5 grants, disbursing a maximum total of $3,000.

We prioritize providing support for projects that are:

  • Led by queer artists, LGBT artists, artists of color, and woman-identified artists

  • Led by artists with a track record of making high-quality work

  • Viable relative to budget size, venue, artist’s capacity, and artist’s history


Stephanie Hewett’s  /soft/c/ . Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

Stephanie Hewett’s /soft/c/. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

FACT/SF Fieldwork: Funding seeks to provide direct financial support to contemporary dance artists who are presenting work in San Francisco. FACT/SF believes that artists need more money for their work, that audiences benefit from seeing different types of work, and that the artistic ecology is strengthened by deepening ties with one another.

what you get

  • A $500 - $1,000 grant

  • Inclusion in FACT/SF’s season announcement

  • Your project listed on factsf.org

  • Limited marketing support

ka·nei·see | collective & Cat Call Choir’s  Nevertheless . Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

ka·nei·see | collective & Cat Call Choir’s Nevertheless. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

what we get

  • 6 complimentary tickets to your show

  • FACT/SF logo included on project-related printed and digital promotional materials

  • Acknowledgement in the project’s production program


Applications due
October 18, 2019, 11:59p Pacific Time

Grant recipients notified
October 25, 2019

Project completion
Between January 1 and December 31, 2020

Final report due
Within 60 days following project completion


In addition to submitting all requested application materials, applicants must:

Lauren Simpson’s  Dance Exhibit .

Lauren Simpson’s Dance Exhibit.

  • Have their own nonprofit status or be fiscally sponsored

  • Have a confirmed venue (or location) in San Francisco for their 2020 performances

  • Have created and presented at least two professional works since 2015

  • Carry their own, or otherwise be covered by, accident and liability insurance

  • Adhere to a policy which prohibits and prevents discrimination against people on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical disability, political affiliation, veteran's status, national origin, ancestry, or socio-economic status

Within 60 days of their project’s conclusion, funded applicants will also:

  • Submit a final report and budget

  • Provide FACT/SF with video documentation and at least 5 images of the project

  • Provide FACT/SF with links to relevant press and media coverage of the project

Stina Nyberg’s  Thunderstruck . Photo by Casper Hedberg

Stina Nyberg’s Thunderstruck. Photo by Casper Hedberg


FACT/SF is interested in supporting projects that:

  • Are of high artistic quality and integrity

  • Seem viable given the project’s budget and artist’s history of creating work

  • Prioritize compensation for artists

Unless it is of importance and interest to the applicant, FACT/SF does not need to know how, why, or if applicant’s project:

  • Is innovative

  • Will serve a large audience

  • Has specific socio-cultural relevance


If you have any questions or would like more information, please email FACT/SF Artistic Director, Charles Slender-White, at cslender@factsf.org.

2019 Co-productions

James Graham Dance Theatre
Dance Lovers 8
February 14-16, Joe Goode Annex

ka·nei·see | collective & Cat Call Choir
March 7-10, Z Space

Stephanie Hewett
April 4-13, CounterPulse

Stina Nyberg
April 25-26, CounterPulse

Lauren Simpson Dance
Dance Exhibit
May 9-18, Minnesota Street Project

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth: The Queer Intifada
June 20-22, CounterPulse

2018 Co-productions

Urban Jazz Dance Company
November 8-11, CounterPulse

Banner Image: Robbie Sweeny