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2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

June 11

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young, immigrant artistic directors, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance. Applications are open through June 11, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have been born outside the United States of America to non-American parents.
  • Not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2021 (born on or after January 1, 1983).
  • Have lived in the United States for at least four years (or immigrated to the United States on or before December 31, 2017).
  • Be one of the following: a naturalized citizen or a permanent resident of the United States; a H-1B or O-1 visa holder with a valid visa stamp; a H-4 visa holder with a valid EAD card; a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief; an asylee or an asylum seeker who has applied for asylum and has a valid EAD card.
  • Have at least five years of professional experience in dance.
  • Not be enrolled as a student (full-time or part-time).
  • Have work presented in at least three paid professional engagements.
  • Intend to pursue a career in the United States.
  • Not be a past recipient of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in any category.