Duniya Dance and Drum Company is celebrating 10 years of movement, rhythm and community! From performances that honor traditional dance and music to community classes and festivals, we make work that champions cultural exchange, social justice and community building.
We are asking our supporters to help Duniya kick-start another decade by making a donation and watching it double! Dancers’ Group will match every dollar raised as part of their brand-new initiative to help organizations like Duniya continue to create, perform, and educate.
In a climate of cultural disparity and segregation, help Duniya continue to unite, connect and cultivate cross-cultural cohesion through traditional forms of music and dance.
Help us raise $3,000 by September 4th (yep, that’s just over a week away)! Funds raised will support our 10th anniversary production; allow us to pay for rehearsal space, choreographers and artists; and make it possible to plan Duniya’s next decade!
Duniya Dance and Drum Company is seeking a part-time Managing Director to assist the Artistic Director with organizational administration and growth, fundraising, program and event organization and logistics, and budgeting. Duniya’s mission is to cultivate respect for traditional forms, effect social justice, and engage in community building. Duniya performs and teaches traditional and innovative performance pieces from Guinea, West Africa and Punjab, India. We are a diverse group of dancers and musicians, who love using our creative skills to create change, and we are looking for a Managing Director aligned with our mission to help take us to the next level!
Tracking program activity, attendance, and demographics, including volunteer hours
Maintaining a shared event/rehearsal calendar
Compiling and inputting data into the online DataArts database
Producing and tracking program and event budgets in conjunction with the Artistic Director and Bookkeeper
Working closely with the Artistic Director and Grant Writer on fundraising, including:
Maintaining a shared fundraising calendar including grant and final report deadlines
Researching appropriate grant opportunities
Coordinating the grant application process
Producing budgets and financial notes for grant applications
Producing final reports for grant funders
Coordinating fundraising event logistics as needed
Coordinating productions and special events
Maintaining donor database and tracking donor outreach
The ideal candidate will have experience in arts administration, event coordination, budgeting, and fundraising. Familiarity with non-profit fund accounting concepts a plus. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work independently. We are willing to train the right person for this position. Duniya is a community-based organization, and we seek a Managing Director who wants to collaborate to find creative solutions to move forward Duniya’s vision. This part-time gig could be ideal for working moms or others wanting to supplement their income and work with an amazing, fun and dynamic group of artists!
The Managing Director will be expected to work 15 – 20 hours per month in collaboration with the Artistic Director. Managing Director and Artistic Director will meet monthly.
Pay is $25/hour or a $500/month stipend. Potential for more hours and higher pay in the future.
With support from the California Arts Council, Duniya will produce its 10th anniversary year of community-building events culminating in November 2017 at Dance Mission Theater with a weekend of performance, classes and celebration of India’s Bhangra and West African dance and music, and a new work by artistic director Joti Singh: Blood and Ink, exploring the connection between current movements and the South Asian movement in the U.S. in the early 1900’s led by Singh’s great-grandfather.
“CAA – Grants totaling $15,032,837 have been awarded to various nonprofit organizations statewide this year, the California Arts Council announced today. A total of 1,076 grantees will receive state grant funding for their work spanning the Arts Council’s 15 unique program categories, benefiting California’s students, veterans, arts educators, at-risk youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, underserved populations, and communities at large.”
Duniya Dance and Drum Company is looking for dancers trained in a variety of styles. We do evening-length theater performances, school assemblies, festival performances, and private gigs, such as weddings, business events, and parties. Most performances are paid; at this time rehearsals are not paid. Rehearsals are Wednesdays and some Fridays 6:30-8:30pm in San Francisco.
If you pick up choreography quickly, have performance experience, and are trained in West African, Bhangra, Bollywood, or any other dance forms, come audition for us! Please be prepared to show us a short choreography, up to 1 minute, in any style, and bring your music on a phone or mp3 player.
Date: Friday, April 14th
Location: Symbolic Dance and Fitness, 672 So. Van Ness, between 18th and 17th St.
There are many ways to support Duniya’s creative work and teaching. Your donations directly fund new costumes, and hiring professional editors to put together our videos from “Half and Halves,” and “Lanyee,” so that we can continue to promote and perform these shows. They also help us to secure rehearsal space, create our promotional materials, and cover general operating expenses. All tax-deductible donations are made through our fiscal sponsor, Dancers’ Group (dancersgroup.org).
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