Program & Services

ODC partners with the Fleishhacker Foundation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to support self-producing artists through its open access rental program.

Application Deadline August 6, 2018
Notification by August 15, 2018


Performance Weeks available:
September-December 2018
January-April 2019

Apply for the Rainin Opportunity Fund and/or the Fleishhacker Opportunity Fund at odc.dance/Opportunity
Artists may apply to be considered for both opportunities simultaneously (where eligible by discipline) by completing this form.

Please direct any questions to theater@odc.dance.

  • Rainin Opportunity Fund

    Apply to receive up to 50% subsidy on production space and labor when you self-present in the B. Way Theater. For dance artists only. Five artists will be awarded.

    About
    ODC Theater has partnered with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to create an eponymous opportunity fund at ODC to support self-producing artists through its open access rental program. The Rainin Foundation has made a commitment to support the administration of scholarship subsidies to self-producing artists in ODC Theater’s main stage. Two artists will be awarded a scholarship this round to self-produce/rent ODC’s B. Way Theater from September 1, 2018 – May 1, 2019. Applications will be considered and scored by a panel, and the awarded artists will receive a subsidized rental week in the theater. Subsidy scholarships will cover a minimum of 50% of the production space and labor costs for the artists. Scholarships will be awarded based on artistic merit and need.

    Eligibility & Requirements
    Recipients must be San Francisco Bay Area dance artists and must self-produce and offer a public performance in ODC Theater’s main space (B. Way Theater) September 1, 2018 – May 1, 2019. ODC Theater is booked by the week Monday-Saturday. A signed MOU will be required within 30 days of notification in order to claim the scholarship and confirm dates. All promotional materials (print and electronic) will be asked to acknowledge the Rainin Opportunity Fund at ODC Theater. All recipients will be required to complete a post-production report and participate in grant reporting, as needed. Any previous or current Rainin funding received by the applicant directly from the foundation will not be a factor in consideration for this scholarship.

    About Kenneth Rainin Foundation
    The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by championing and sustaining the arts, promoting early childhood literacy, and supporting research to cure chronic disease. The Foundation focuses its efforts on the San Francisco Bay Area and specific medical issues and utilizes its networks, resources, and commitment to socially responsible business practices to support innovation, collaboration, and connection. www.krfoundation.org

    Apply now

  • Fleishhacker Opportunity Fund

    Apply to receive up to 50% subsidy on production space and labor when you self-present in the B. Way Theater. For performing artists including dance, theater, and music. Three artists will be awarded.

    About
    ODC Theater has partnered with the Fleishhacker Foundation to create an eponymous opportunity fund at ODC to support self-producing performing artists through its open access rental program. The Fleishhacker Foundation has made a commitment to support the administration of subsidies to self-producing artists at ODC Theater. Three artists will be awarded a scholarship this round to self-produce/rent ODC’s B. Way Theater from September 1, 2018 – May 1, 2019. Applications will be considered and scored by a panel, and the awarded artists will receive a subsidized rental week in the theater. Awarded artists receive a subsidy covering a minimum of 50% towards space and labor expenses.

    Eligibility & Requirements
    Recipients must be San Francisco Bay Area performing artists and must self-produce and offer a public performance in ODC Theater’s main space (B. Way Theater) September 1, 2018 – May 1, 2019. ODC Theater is booked by the week Monday-Saturday. A signed MOU will be required within 30 days of notification in order to claim the scholarship and confirm dates. All promotional materials (print and electronic) will be asked to acknowledge the Fleishhacker Opportunity Fund at ODC Theater. All recipients will be required to complete a post-production report and participate in grant reporting, as needed. Any previous or current Fleishhacker funding received by the applicant directly from the foundation will not be a factor in consideration for this scholarship.

    About The Fleishhacker Foundation
    The Fleishhacker Foundation is a family foundation located in San Francisco, California. It was established in 1947 to improve the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation makes grants to local, community-based organizations through two main programs: Arts & Culture and Pre-collegiate Education. fleishhackerfoundation.org

    Apply now