IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant for retraining of professional dancers
Due to the very nature of the profession many dancers have international careers. They are not bound by borders and, although transition centres may exist in the country where they have worked, some dancers may not be eligible for support when they face their professional transition.
Because of their scattered careers these dancers may not meet the eligibility criteria of any one country in order to receive a retraining grant through one of the established transition centres.
As a tribute to its founder, the International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers has created a special grant for the retraining of professional dancers. The annual IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant was awarded for the first time in June 2013 and provides a transitioning dancer with up to € 3,000 to help them retrain for a second career. For dancers with international careers, this type of support is essential, as many have not danced long enough in any one country to be eligible for support from a national transition program. This award was developed specifically to provide assistance those dancers who may otherwise 'fall through the cracks'.
Deadline: 15 November