DWR Resource Library

The DWR Resource Library is a comprehensive and searchable database of resources and tools for dance workers and entities covering a wide array of topics.

To navigate the library effectively, visit our How to Use page for guidance on maximizing your search. If you have additional resources you would like to recommend, please submit using the “Suggest a Resource” form.

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    Careers in the Arts Toolkit

    National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

    An online resource promoting equity, access, and inclusion for people with disabilities seeking careers in the arts.

    AccessibilityDance EducationFunding & FundraisingJustice Equity & InclusionToolkit/Guide
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    Grant Writing and Nonprofit Funding 101

    NYC Arts in Education Roundtable

    In this video, Zena Hinds provides an overview of the grant writing cycle with a focus on prospecting and research and writing a strong narrative. Best practices and helpful tips were discussed, followed by a Q&A. Recorded Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

    AdvocacyFunding & FundraisingVideo
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    Contracts and agreements play a major role in the administrative side of working as an artist. To help you through the process, we’ve put together this guide outlining some common ones, as well as useful resources.

    Financial ManagementFreelancingHuman ResourcesToolkit/Guide
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    Due diligence FAQs to consider before joining a nonprofit Board.

    Business ManagementArticle
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    The Good Foot Podcast

    The Good Foot Podcast

    The Good Foot Podcast is an educational platform for individuals motivated by the artists who pave their path through the street dance community. It serves as a hub for honest conversation about the diverse perspectives on the origins, dissemination, current state, and future of the culture.

    AdvocacyDance EducationFinancial ManagementJustice Equity & InclusionPodcast
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    The purpose of this guide is to help you understand your rights and options if you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault at work.

    AdvocacyHuman ResourcesJustice Equity & InclusionLegalWebsite
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    NDEO’s Online Forums

    National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

    NDEO’s Online Forums provide space to build community and promote networking of dance artists, educators and administrators working within similar interest areas in order to questions, seek advice, share knowledge, and network. There are a range of forums available for active discussions; some are visible for free to the public (no membership required) and others are visible only to current NDEO Members (paid membership required).

    AdvocacyDance EducationFreelancingWebsite
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    Information for Workers on Paid Safe and Sick Leave

    NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection

    An overview of NYC’s Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law. It includes channels to file a complaint or ask a question.

    Human ResourcesLegalWebsite
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    Working Artists for a Greater Economy (W.A.G.E)

    Working Artists for a Greater Economy (W.A.G.E)

    The first model of its kind — and the first in the U.S. — to establish a sector-wide minimum standard for compensation, as well as a clear set of guidelines for the conditions under which artistic labor is contracted.

    Financial ManagementFreelancingHuman ResourcesJustice Equity & InclusionWebsite
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    Business Expenses Worksheet

    Philadelphia Tax Prep for Artists

    A worksheet to track unreimbursed business expenses for self-employed/1099 workers, to be used as a reference when inputting deductions on their tax forms.

    Financial ManagementFreelancingWorksheet
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    Flood Preparation Guide

    National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness adn Emergency Response

    Protect your arts facility, studio and programs from floods during snow melt with these simple preparation steps.

    Emergency PrepToolkit/Guide
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    Defining Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA)

    National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

    NDEO’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee’s definitions of inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and related terms and concepts.

    AdvocacyJustice Equity & InclusionToolkit/Guide

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