Dance/USA conceived of EDA to increase the field’s capacity to engage audiences by funding new practices and research and sharing all that was learned with the field. In Round Two, Dance/USA will again provide funding for its members to adapt what was learned to their own organizations. In Learning Exchanges, Dance/USA staff and 8 EDA grantees share the results of the projects and research in an interactive setting with peers.
Dance/USA sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of dance artists, administrators, and organizations. By providing services and national leadership, Dance/USA enhances the infrastructure for dance creation, education, and performance.