Professional Development Funding Resources

Thanks to the support of our funders, Luna is honored to offer a series of free consultations, community events, and library hours each year. We also provide professional discounts for Dancers’ Group & NDEO/CDEA members, and 20-50% discounts for full-time students. Contact jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org for details.

For those seeking more funding in order to attend Luna workshops, please see below for a list of professional development grants. Do you know of others? Contact jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org and we’ll add them to the list!

We also encourage you to approach your directors and administrators, whose schools, studios and organizations will benefit from your advanced training, and request funding. As you advocate for your own professional development, you are also advocating for the field of dance education. Need a little support in speaking with your employer? Sign up for a free consult. We want to help you make your own growth possible.

Center for Cultural Innovation – Quick Grant for professional development for artists and arts organizations in the Bay Area (San Francisco & San Jose) & Los Angeles County

Center for Cultural Innovation – California Arts Leaders Investments for professional development for emerging leaders in California non-profits

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation – Special Education Grants for public school teachers & therapists in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation -  Art Resource Grants for K-8 public school teachers in the peninsula school districts: Alum Rock, Belmont, Cabrillo, East Palo Alto, Franklin/McKinley, Menlo Park, Mountain View/Whisman, Pescadero, Redwood City, San Carlos

National Education Association – Foundation Grants for active NEA members who are practicing K-12 public school teachers, education support professionals, or higher education faculty and staff at public colleges and universities

California Arts Council – Professional Development Grants for California-based nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, or arts-based units of government sending individuals to professional development opportunities.

California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend (CTKS) Program for TK teachers seeking professional development. Check your local county Office of Education for specific application details, some counties listed below.

Alameda County

Contra Costa County

Marin County

San Mateo County

Sacramento County

Arizona Commission for the Arts – Professional Development Grants for Arizona artists, arts educators and arts administrators.