Diversity Scholarship for Falling Leaves Jam, deadline Monday 10/6

I’m happy to report some progress being made towards greater diversity in contact improvisation.

For the first time, Earthdance is offering a Diversity Scholarship for the October Falling Leaves Jam (10/23 – 10/26). The deadline is coming up soon — this Monday, October 6. (I’m way behind on getting this post up.)

The Scholarship is open to anyone who self-identifies as belonging to an group that’s under-represented in contact improvisation and who has not attended an Earthdance seasonal jam before. The award is free admission and room & board for the Falling Leaves Jam (10/23 – 10/26), plus a small travel stipend.

Here’s info on the Scholarship. And here’s info on the Falling Leaves Jam.

The deadline is soon, but the application is pretty simple — just two paragraphs and a short recommendation.

This is a personal project of mine that I suggested to Earthdance, and which they have taken the leap of implementing. This is also the first diversity scholarship that I know of for any contact improvisation event. Hopefully we can learn a lot from it, and it can become a model for scholarships offered by other CI events and other CI communities.

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