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Creative Administration Research

The application period for the Creative Administration Research program opens September 5, 2023, and closes October 5, 2023 at 5pm ET.

Through this open application, NCCAkron will welcome a new CAR cohort of up to three Artist Teams. Teams include the Artist, a curated Thought Partner, and NCCAkron team members. Each Artist Team engages in Investigative Retreats to reflect on their body of work, examine critical pain points across operations, and imagine multiple ways forward.


Artists are also invited to attend CAR Office Hours to speak with an NCCAkron team member in real time. Attendance is not required to apply to the program, but advance registration is requested if you wish to attend. Click on the date/time to RSVP.

September 12, 2023 from 11am-12noon ET

September 14, 2023 from 3-4pm ET

September 18, 2023 from 11am-12noon ET

September 20, 2023 from 6-7pm ET

October 3, 2023 from 11am-12noon ET

October 4, 2023 from 3-4pm ET

Or email with any questions about the program or the application.


Choreographer Dominic Moore-Dunson (Akron, OH) with CAR Thought Partner Antuan Byers (New York, NY) and NCCAkron Executive/Artistic Director Christy Bolingbroke. Photo by Dale Dong.

NCCAkron’s Creative Administration Research (CAR) aims to challenge the dance ecosystem to think beyond the boundaries of known, traditional models.


In 2022 and 2023, all active Artist Teams gathered in Akron, OH for Summit Convenings to exchange experiences and working knowledge accumulated to date. 

Look back at the 2022 CAR Summit Convening and the 2023 CAR Summit Convening.

CAR is made possible through lead support from the Mellon Foundation


Artist | Thought Partner

Brandon "Chief Manny" Calhoun and Jamal "Litebulb" Oliver (Chicago, IL) | Sarah Curran (Chicago, IL)

Edgar L. Page (Byron Center, MI) | Antuan Byers (New York, NY)

Takahiro Yamamoto (Portland, OR) | Byron Au Yong (Palm Springs, CA/Seattle, WA)

Umi IMAN Siferllah-Griffin (Atlanta, GA) | Conrhonda Baker (Elberton, GA)


Artist | Thought Partner

Abby Zbikowski (Columbus, OH/New York, NY) | Francine Sheffield (Richmond, VA)

Banning Bouldin (Nashville, TN) | John Michael Schert (Boise, ID)

Bebe Miller (Columbus, OH) | Antuan Byers (New York, NY)

Brian Brooks (New York, NY) | Huong Hoang (New York, NY)

Dominic Moore-Dunson (Akron, OH) | Antuan Byers (New York, NY)

Iquail Shaheed (Philadelphia, PA) | Conrhonda Baker (Elberton, GA)

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (New York, NY) | Ellen Chenoweth (Philadelphia, PA)

Makini (jumatatu m. poe) (Durham, NC) | Reuben Roqueñi (Portland, OR)

Kate Wallich (Seattle, WA) | Indira Goodwine-Josias (Boston, MA)

Marjani Forté-Saunders (Pasadena, CA and New York, NY) | Michele Byrd-McPhee (Jersey City, NJ)

Pioneer Winter (Miami, FL) | Dixon|Dahlia Li (New York, NY)

Raja Feather Kelly (Brooklyn, NY) | Byron Au Yong (Palm Springs, CA/Seattle, WA)

Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (New York, NY) | Tonya Lockyer (Suquamish, WA)

Ronald K. Brown (Brooklyn, NY) | Sandra Burton (Williamstown, MA)

Rosie Herrera (Miami, FL) | Aaron Mattocks (Acra, NY)


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