Katharine Pettit Creative - KPC partnered with the Black Mental Health Alliance to curate a virtual dance centered concert that elevated Black Trans, Non Gender Conforming, and Queer Youth mental health resources Wednesday July 14th, 2021, 6PM.

This ongoing initiative offers the opportunity to sponsors and community partners to work towards racial equity by dismantling systemic racism through the decolonization of dance.

KPC seeks support from our communities in order to make this event a success and to center the Black Trans, Non Gender Conforming, and Queer community through dance, poetry and discussion. We invite you to contribute to our mission through donations, sponsorships, promotions, and in whatever way you feel comfortable offering support.

KPC is offering three Black Trans Mental Health Scholarships that will include a monetary award of $1000 and valuable resources from professional dance companies and choreographers in the industry from July 2021-July 2022, including, but not limited to, one on one mentorship from Artistic Directors/Choreographers, access to participate in company rehearsals with performance opportunities available, tech support to create online/virtual content such as a professional reel of your work (ideal for college applications or auditions) and more to be determined based on what will best serve the awardees in their pursuits.

Eligibility requirements: 

Applicants must identify as Black Trans, Non Gender Conforming, and/or Queer, high school or college ages 17-27, actively pursuing a career in the performing arts particularly focused on dance with the ability to take advantage of everything included in the scholarship packages, i.e. commuting to dance rehearsals, making time to meet with Mentors, utilizing year long memberships to dance organizations, etc. The option of virtual attendance for some dance rehearsals is possible depending on each company's preferences.



A selection committee comprised of the BIPOC collaborating choreographers and companies will review all applications and we will contact scholarship awardees towards the beginning of August.