Upcoming Restructuring at Dance Films Association

Dance Films Association is instituting some changes in order to remain relevant for the coming decades. After our best-attended Dance On Camera held annually at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which was followed by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, DFA finds it necessary to restructure the organization due to arts funding shifts that have affected both our stakeholders and our long-term financial stability.

Dance Films Association has made the decision to restructure. Our mainstays, like Dance on Camera, Dance Film Lab, and the Production Grant will remain in our programmatic repertoire and a few others might evolve. We hope to provide more information on the full array of all of our programs as the summer comes to a close. But right now, all systems are being evaluated for member relevance, organizational significance, and financial sustainability.

This reorganization means losing our Executive Director, Christy Park, as of April 11th. For the past three years, she has led the organization to new heights and we will miss her passion and tenacity. We wish her well as she continues to serve the dance and film community in her future endeavors.

Brighid Greene, a stalwart for three years as DFA’s Communications Associate, will continue to work at DFA, supported by the Board of Directors and a dedicated cadre of interns and fellows. We will hire a development specialist to enhance our fiscal strength and assist in diversifying our revenue streams. Our goal is to continue our mission as well as to raise our profile as a national and local hub for dance film.

Dance Films Association is proud to report that the next six months will see the completion of two projects funded by our Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Grant: a new film directed by Lucas Smith¬†featuring the visionary work of Third Rail Projects, as well as the completion of Big Dance’s full-length Another Telepathic Thing (2001), directed by Jonathan Demme.

We are really thankful for your support and hope that in the coming months, you will continue to attend DFA events, and support us in any way you can.


Greg Vander Veer, Board President & The Board of Directors

Please contact board@dancefilms.org with any questions.
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