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Double your contribution to Duniya with Dancers’ Group’s matching challenge!

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!

Donations, both one-off and ongoing, are tax-deductible and can be made through our Flipcause page: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/ODUxMw==

We welcome any donation, big or small, and thank you for your ongoing support!

NOW HIRING: Duniya is looking for a Managing Director

Job Summary

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!

Responsibilities include:

  • 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

Requirements

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.

Interested applicants should send a resumé and cover letter to joti@duniyadance.com.

Duniya Dance and Drum Company is honored to receive the California Arts Council Grant!

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.”

More info HERE.

We are looking for dancers! Auditions Friday April 14th

 

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.

Apply Now

Date: Friday, April 14th
Location: Symbolic Dance and Fitness, 672 So. Van Ness, between 18th and 17th St.
Time: 6:30-8:30pm

To sign up for the audition, please send a dance resume and photograph to info@duniyadance.com.

You must sign up in advance!

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Contact Us

Artistic Director Joti Singh 510.213.1537 joti@duniyadance.com