Boston Dance Alliance

Boston Dance Alliance

19 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116
(201) 564-5351

Carmen S. Rizzo
Operations & Membership Associate

Year organization became a 501(c)(3):1994
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2006
Number of sponsored projects: 49

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Must be an Organizational BDA member ($85-$300 depending on size of project’s annual budget); then administrative fees range from 5%-10% depending on the size and type of donation.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Geographic
  • Type of service

Boston Dance Alliance serves dance across the metropolitan Boston community.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Festivals and events: Must have dance component; some New England but non-Boston projects are eligible on case-by-case basis.

Services we offer projects:

  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: Dance artists in the Boston area are eligible to use BDA fiscal sponsorship to accept donations and grants, and receive access to resources, discounts and other benefits. Some organizational development is part of BDA’s services model but is not limited to sponsees.

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right, our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Boston Dance Alliance builds capacity for dance by identifying and creating shared resources, information, and productive partnerships to help dance flourish across the Boston metropolitan area and New England region. We are an independent service organization representing dancers, choreographers, teachers, presenters, allied arts and cultural professionals, arts journalists and scholars, wellness and health providers, and dance enthusiasts brought together across dance genres and geographies. BDA strives to increase cultural equity and access to dance for diverse communities.