Regional Dance Development Initiative

Apply to be an RDDI: New England Now Artist  and participate in the Professional Development Lab at BDF

The New England Foundation for the Arts’ Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) is a
program of the National Dance Project (NDP). For over 15 years, RDDI has worked to leverage
and expand on existing regional resources, foster vital networks of artists and presenters, and
to provide professional growth opportunities for regional artists.

New England Now includes three connected components: a Professional Development Lab, an Intersections Summit, and a New England Now Platform. Each component of New England Now is designed to help a cohort of 12 New England dance makers articulate their practice and strengthen partnerships between New England artists and dance cultural organizers.

Professional Development Lab at Bates Dance Festival
Intensive seven-day dance Lab for 12 New England Now artists with faculty at Bates
Dance Festival, Sunday, July 26, 2020 – Saturday, August 1, 2020.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

For questions about integrating RDDI into your 3-week BDF experience, please email