kNOwBOX dance Community Program
The heart of our organization
We believe that by going outside of any four-cornered box we can empower dancers and creators across the globe. Our ambassador program does just that! Our ambassadors connect us with communities around the world and provide us with insightful feedback so we deliver quality experiences, education, conversations, and connections for everyone in our community and theirs. Ambassadors engage with individualized projects and responsibilities that foster experiential and transferable professional skills, connect with an international network of artists and art organizations, and get behind the scenes experience with kNOwBOX dance programming. This partnership program opens up new opportunities for ambassadors and us to to think outside of the box about dance as a vital art form and as a method for conversation, creativity, collaboration, inspiration, and change. When you're an ambassador, you're not just a partner, you're an extension of our mission and an inspiration to our community on and offline. Our ambassador program has a work-study structure — ambassadors work with and are mentored by the kNOwBOX dance team and, in exchange, receive access to kNOwBOX dance programming and other perks listed below.
Is this for you?
Are you passionate about the power, potential, and social impact of dance-related art? Are you interested in building relationships that support your community? If the answer is yes, we'd love to connect and support you. Not sure if you're ready? If you say NO to the BOX — step outside of limitations and siloed creative practices — then we think you're ambassador material.
You're an artist, a creative, a dancer, a musician, a designer, a teacher — basically, you're a leader in your community who loves dance-related art and is passionate about making a positive impact.
You're open minded and value relationship building — personally, professionally, and in your community. In return, we're committed to giving you tools that will help you accomplish big goals.
You believe that every conversation can spark something amazing. You love innovative ways to engage your community, especially through dance.
2023 Internship Program
Dallas, Texas, USA
"kNOwBOX dance provides a platform for international filmmakers to showcase their work while also merging the worlds of dance and film to give a different take on what is shown in films and how it is portrayed."
2022 Ambassador Cohort
New Delhi, India
"The way I say no to the box is by moving with the box."
"With my work, I try to break the boundary of what is considered high culture and to create dance that is both inspiring and accessible, visceral and intimate."
Huntsville, Texas, USA
"I say no to the box by being completely with myself and others."
Become An Ambassador
As an ambassador, you'll engage with individualized projects and responsibilities that foster experiential and transferable professional skills. You will connect with an international network of artists and art organizations and get behind the scenes experience with the kNOwBOX dance Film Festival, Dance Behind the Screen podcast, and Evolving Laboratories.
kNOwBOX dance ambassador perks
Artist Profile on www.knowboxdance.com/ambassadors
Free entry to kNOwBOX dance events (including virtual and in-person events)
Guest co-host an episode on Dance Behind the Screen podcast
If filmmaker- Free submission code upon request to the kNOwBOX dance Film Festival for any category (1 code per festival season)
If musician- Music featured on episodes of Dance Behind the Screen podcast and/or promotional videos with credits
Email and social media marketing blasts to promote upcoming art/performances/events/new releases (must submit information via email 3 weeks before desired promotion)
Participating as an ambassador may partially fulfill volunteer service hours — kNOwBOX dance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts service organization. (individual must verify with the institution requesting hours)
NBFF On Tour Location Hosts automatically qualify to be an ambassador
Emails firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming an ambassador.
Join us in welcoming our 2023 Intern The kNOwBOX dance Film Festival Coordinator Assistant, Christiane Hill!
Special thanks to Southern Methodist University Hegi Family Career Development Center for this wonderful match.