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SD’s mission is “To Create and Present Dance that Makes a Difference!” Everything we do—whether creative, pedagogical, community-oriented, or even managerial—serves this greater purpose. This mission uniquely defines all our work. Our vision is “A world where everyone is connected, informed, and inspired through the beauty and power of dance.”

The Big Idea

SpectorDance envisions a world where everyone is connected, informed and inspired through the beauty and power of dance. This year they would like to create a performance based around the devastating effects of wildfire. SpectorDance has tackled challenging concepts before with partnerships, and wants to collaborate with the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County to further learn how wildfires shape our ecosystems, then transform that message into a powerful dance performance.

"Fran Spector Atkins is a tour de force in our community and throughout the country. She masterfully weaves her art making with dialogue about the toughest and most complex issues we face. She is an asset to our region and an inspiration for everyone who meets her. Whenever I say that "the arts are the answer", I think of Fran's gorgeous, daring, innovative and powerful work."

- Paulette Lynch

Attention Monterey County Nonprofits

Monterey County Gives! launches November 10th, 2022.

The RFP for 2022 is now closed.