Through support from Grant For Web, Creative Living For Dancers aims to promote web-monetized dance related content on the web. We hope to redirect how dancers use and disseminate their content through the Creative Living for Dancer’s Award and increase their control over their own data and content. Innovative and new technology like the proposed web monetization model provides an empowering and income producing avenue for promoting dancer’s work. We are proudly utilize this new and innovative web-monetization technology in our professional development resources as well as our Creative Living for Dancers Award.

Check out more information about Web-Monetization below and at web-monetization.org.

Web Monetization, in the broadest sense, is the conversion of web traffic into revenue. There are currently many business models in place to monetize the web, including advertising, paywalls, subscriptions, and data mining. At best, these models are inconvenient. At worst, they violate our privacy, expose us to malware, needlessly increase our data charges, and are nearly impossible to track.

The creators of WM envision a healthier ecosystem that builds monetization natively into the web using open protocols (the Interledger protocol) and standards (the Web Monetization standard), which will give people more independence and control over how they distribute and monetize content, and generate better, more privacy-centric business models for the web.

Web-Monetization & The Dance Industry

In this interview Ballet Rising director Casey Herd discuss with fellow grantees, Briana Stuart and Greg Hannam, what is web monetization, how it works, and why it’s important to for people in the dance industry to understand it as we shift into the digital world. We finish off with an introductory to the grant for the web and encourage our colleagues and fans to take a look: – https://www.grantfortheweb.org/