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The Waning Impact of Dance Critics by Robert Bettmann

One commonly misunderstood aspect of the digital transformation of the arts is its impact on professional critics. There are fewer writers making a living as critics. For more than a century, the skilled eyes and pens of arts journalists developed audiences for dance. Changes in the arts journalism landscape are hard to conceptualize but one can find a …

The Dance Critics Association (DCA) announces a Fiscal Sponsorship member benefit made possible by a new partnership between The Field and DCA

The Dance Critics Association (DCA) announces a Fiscal Sponsorship member benefit made possible by a new partnership between The Field and DCA The Field is partnering with the Dance Critics Association (DCA) to offer fiscal sponsorship to DCA members. As part of this partnership, DCA and The Field have created a joint DCA-Field membership option. …

About the DCA

The Dance Critics Association was created in 1973, when a group of dance critics attending a Philadelphia arts conference saw a need for an organization that represented working dance critics. The groups primary focus, then and now, was an annual meeting to serve dance writers. DCA was formally established in 1974, also the year of its first convention.

Now, the association has nearly three hundred members – both freelance and full-time – who write for newspapers, magazines and websites across the US, as well as in Europe and Asia. DCA continues to host a yearly conference in the late spring or early summer where critics, editors, writers, scholars, dancers and choreographers convene to discuss issues that impact the world of dance in general, and the art form of dance criticism in particular.