Procedure for founding a CID Section
1. One or more CID Members nominate to the Secretariat other persons for CID membership.
2. Once there are at least 20 CID Members in the city, preferably from various forms of dance, the Secretariat sends an invitation to found the CID Section of this city.
3. The 20 CID Members sign the standard statutes, as well as the act of foundation of the Section. A copy of the act and the statutes is sent to the CID Secretariat.
4. The President of CID sends a letter of recognition to the Section and appoints a 5-member interim Executive Committee.
5. The Section begins to function. It increases the number of its members by recommending new ones to the Secretariat, and applies to the authorities for recognition of the Section and for funding.
6. The President of the Section, in agreement with the CID President, calls the members to a General Assembly where they elect an Executive Committee for 4 years.
7. The CID Section is in full operation. It represents the entire spectrum of dance in the area. It enjoys government support and international recognition. It can apply to sponsors for funding. It has its own activities, within the policy of CID, seeFunctions of CID Sections.
Functions of CID Sections
1. A CID Section is the official representation of dance to the authorities (municipal, regional, federal).
Being the official summit organization for dance, CID is recognized by governments. In most countries CID Sections receive a permanent subsidy from local authorities.
Submit proposals to them for the improvement of conditions for dancers; obtain a permanent subsidy to the CID Section and/or office space.
Advise national or local governments, lobby for legislation.
2. Search funding sources, sponsors, scholarships, facilities for Section members.
3. Maintain contacts with journalists and the media. Obtain more coverage for dance, send news, give interviews.
4. Represent the city within CID. Apply CID policy. Maintain contact with CID Sections around the world.
5. Coordinate celebrations for World Dance Day 29 April.
6. Provide information to Members (operate a secretariat, a website, send circulars). Give advice to Members on how to organize better and how to promote themselves efficiently.
7. Provide information on dance to interested parties in the country or abroad. Promote cooperation, travel and exchanges with other countries.
8. Organize events of common interest: exhibitions, lectures, workshops, festivals, exchanges, travels, congresses. Publish brochures, books, DVDs etc. Priority events are Roll Call and Kaleidoscope (see details).
9. Operate a Dance Documentation Center; other CID Sections around the world will send publications.
10. Carry out CID world-wide programs (see list of programs posted on the CID website) or other programs, whether regional, national or local. Coordinate theInternational Certification of Dance Studies program (modules of 150 hours).
11. Obtain facilities for Members, such as:
– Discount at theatres, shops or services
– Special insurance scheme
– Venues for rehearsing, teaching or performing
– Legal advice and advocacy
12. Above all, a CID Section is expected to grow constantly by attracting more new members to CID from its area. The number of members shows the strength of the Section.