"It's been exciting to see these talented artists apply their energy and creativity to strategic
career planning as well as artistic work." Ivan Sygoda, Project Coordinator
ARC . Advancement, Reinvention and Creativity encourages single choreographer dance companies
to plan and implement initiatives that foster career progress. ARC aims to meld the creativity and
energy of these talented dance-makers with the experience and real-world perspective of a team
of seasoned strategists. The expected result is to effect positive and sustainable career change
specific to the artist's context and consistent with their artistry.
In keeping with Pentacle's mission and history of inaugurating visionary projects and delivering vital services to dance-makers, ARC serves artists who are among the most challenged institutionally and often the most challenging aesthetically. ARC's planning protocol encourages artists to identify a major programmatic or organizational goal and provides them with strategic planning and implementation support to achieve that goal.
Eighty New York based artists were invited to submit proposals outlining a project that would advance their careers. Ten projects were selected by a process that included:
|A peer artist review|
|A review by experienced organizational planners|
For more information about ARC or to inquire about application to the next ARC Cycle,
ARC has been funded by the LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund at The New York Community Trust, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.