Engaging Atlanta Fellowship

Meet the inaugural Engaging Atlanta Fellowship Cohort!

DanceATL’s Engaging Atlanta Fellowship has invited applications from rising and established leaders in Atlanta dance to work with us towards creating a more equitable, inclusive, and accessible community of dance artists, educators, and audiences. Each Engaging Atlanta Fellow will receive a stipend of $1500 for their work. Selected fellows will be responsible for three key programming initiatives.

Using resources and administrative support provided by DanceATL, Engaging Atlanta Fellows will:

  • act as community liaisons by reaching out to individuals inside and outside of their network to learn more about high priority access needs and resource gaps through the hosting and facilitating of affinity groups and community surveys. Based on the those findings, fellows will work with DanceATL to coordinate and plan professional development and networking, educational programming, or free online resources to meet the identified needs.
  • expand on DanceATL’s Promenade+ : Engaging Atlanta interview series and produce a video podcast with accompanying blog post on our website discussing their fellowship work and findings from their community investigations, in addition to sharing their artistic viewpoint, experience as an Atlanta artist, and conversations about their future artistic goals.
  • connect with the other fellows to to reflect and present their experiences to the community in a collaborative way. We are intentionally keeping this final project open ended so the fellows can produce an event that resonates with the communities they have been building through this project. 

Who can apply:

Any Atlanta-based dance artist (18+) whose professional and/or artistic work centers anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, belonging, and access. BIPOC, Queer, Trans, and Disabled artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Zoom Info Session: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 7pm. Recording Available Here.

How this works:

Engaging Atlanta Fellows will work with DanceATL’s Community Engagement Coordinator and Operations Manager to facilitate each of the three program elements: community research, video podcast production, public event.

DanceATL will:

Provide a $1500 stipend to each Engaging Atlanta Fellow in the form of two $750 installments at the mid-point and end-point of their Fellowship.

Provide an ADA accessible space for any in-person events or meetings organized by each Fellow, and a Zoom meeting with Closed Captioning enabled for any virtual gatherings.

Provide the video podcasting equipment, editing and publishing services.

Secure an ADA accessible space and any production personnel for the final Fellowship event, along with ASL interpretation and audio description services available upon request.

Support each Fellow in the conceptualization and implementation of their community activation and research initiatives.

Amplify their work and findings through digital content across DanceATL’s platforms.


Must live and work in the Metro-Atlanta area. This program is locally focused and requires active engagement in and connection to the Atlanta community.

Must be a legal adult (18+).

Nondiscrimination Policy

DanceATL is committed to championing policies that actively pursue and promote diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, belonging and accessibility. As such, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, socio-economics, gender identity or expression, sexuality, disability, or religion. All applicants whose work history demonstrates a commitment to equity, activism, and social justice will be considered equally, regardless of their identities. 

Have Questions?

Email Hiroko Kelly, Community Engagement Coordinator at engagingatlanta@danceatl.org