Dance, Teacher-Initiated Project Development Fund

Teaching awards and scholarships

Posted: 27 October 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAQdu

The Dance Subject Association of New Zealand (DSANZ) is calling for expressions of interest and proposals from dance teachers for projects or resourcing initiatives that inject legacy professional learning resources or experience opportunities into the dance education sector.  DSANZ has received Ministry of Education funding as the Network of Expertise (NEX) for teachers of dance across Aotearoa.

Do you have an idea to build capacity and expertise in key areas of teaching and learning for dance?  Do you have the capability to develop a resource or experiences focussed in an area of identified curriculum or pedagogical need for dance teachers?

DSANZ welcome proposal submissions from registered teachers in ECE, Primary, Intermediate and Secondary settings. DTIPDFs will provide project delivery funding and teacher release time of up to 5 TRD days for the project leader to dedicate time to the initiating, development, delivery/publishing and reporting associated with the project.

Expressions of Interest including a letter of proposal outlining your project and estimated budget/funding needs, a brief CV and two contactable referees who support the project should be sent marked DTIPDF Proposal 2021 to by 12pm, Friday 12th November.

Projects will be assessed by a panel and will be prioritised based on need and potential reach and impact against agreed NEX objectives, including:

  • opportunities for educators to create and promote new knowledge and practice.
  • opportunities for collaborative learning across workplaces.
  • mechanisms for engaging teachers in research relevant to DSANZ core objectives
  • actively expanding the association's reach and the growth of collective expertise within DSANZ membership.
  • leadership within DSANZ is grown, to become collectively more inclusive, sustainable and culturally capable.
  • makes use of a blended approach to delivery and engagement using face to face and digital support.

Further information

Contact: Ryan Timoko-Benjamin, Chairperson

 (027) 230 9618