Dance. Workforce. Resilience. Initiative

By leveraging our collective power, we are turning data into directed action to build your vision of an equitable and inclusive dance community.

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Delve beyond insights into the current state of the sector, and take action towards our collective vision for a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for dance in NYC.

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Explore a multitude of resources covering fair practices, financial management, negotiation, emergency readiness, and more, to revolutionize how you navigate the dance industry.

About the DWR Initiative

The DWR Initiative spearheads a transformative effort to address economic inequity and strengthen the dance ecology in NYC by empowering individual dance workers, organizations, and entities through partnerships, resource sharing, and advocacy.

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