Co-Production grants

[Note: Information for grants for 2020 productions will be posted by November 2019.]

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


FACT/SF Fieldwork: Funding offers co-production grants for contemporary dance performances occurring in San Francisco. Each grant ranges from $500 to $1,000. FACT/SF will disburse a maximum of $4,000 per calendar year.

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


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

  • Limited marketing support

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
February 1, 2019, 11:59p Pacific Time

Grant recipients notified
February 4, 2019

Grant recipients announced to the public
February 7, 2019
[Grant recipients are encouraged to attend the FACT/SF Season Kickoff Party on Thursday, February 7 at 7p. Two tickets will be provided per grant recipient.]

Project completion
Not after December 31, 2019

Final report due
Within 60 days following project completion


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

  • Have their own nonprofit status or be fiscally sponsored

  • Have a confirmed venue (or location) in San Francisco for their 2019 performances

  • Have created and presented at least two professional works since 2014

  • 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


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

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