Generating Room Application Deadline Approaching

The Cowles Center’s Generating Room program is a six-month-long studio residency that supports three Minnesota artists and/or collectives in nurturing a work in progress through 100 hours of free rehearsal space, as well as marketing and administrative support. This program is intended for artists at any stage of their career who need time and space to develop a project or idea rooted in dance without the pressure of a completed end product.

Program proposals should leverage this opportunity to launch the project into the next steps and must involve a partnership with a distinct community or use community engagement as part of the proposal. Artists or organizations from outside of Minnesota may partner on the project, but the lead applicant must be based in Minnesota.

Competitive applications will bring a unique perspective, discussion, and engagement opportunity to the Minnesota arts community. Past Generating Room projects have included: open rehearsals, work-in-progress showings, roundtable discussions, workshop series, and film showings.

Learn more and apply: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/artist-residencies/generating-room

100 Hours of Free Space, January-June 2022 – Generating Room Applications Open

The Cowles Center’s Generating Room program is a six-month-long studio residency that supports three Minnesota artists and/or collectives in nurturing a work in progress through 100 hours of free rehearsal space, as well as marketing and administrative support. This program is intended for artists at any stage of their career who need time and space to develop a project or idea rooted in dance without the pressure of a completed end product.

Program proposals should leverage this opportunity to launch the project into the next steps and must involve a partnership with a distinct community or use community engagement as part of the proposal. Artists or organizations from outside of Minnesota may partner on the project, but the lead applicant must be based in Minnesota.

Competitive applications will bring a unique perspective, discussion, and engagement opportunity to the Minnesota arts community. Past Generating Room projects have included: open rehearsals, work-in-progress showings, roundtable discussions, workshop series, and film showings.

Learn more and apply: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/artist-residencies/generating-room

Generating Room Applications for January-June 2022 Series Deadline

The Cowles Center’s Generating Room program is a six-month-long studio residency that supports three Minnesota artists and/or collectives in nurturing a work in progress through 100 hours of free rehearsal space, as well as marketing and administrative support. This program is intended for artists at any stage of their career who need time and space to develop a project or idea rooted in dance without the pressure of a completed end product.

Program proposals should leverage this opportunity to launch the project into the next steps and must involve a partnership with a distinct community or use community engagement as part of the proposal. Artists or organizations from outside of Minnesota may partner on the project, but the lead applicant must be based in Minnesota.

Competitive applications will bring a unique perspective, discussion, and engagement opportunity to the Minnesota arts community. Past Generating Room projects have included: open rehearsals, work-in-progress showings, roundtable discussions, workshop series, and film showings.

Learn more and apply: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/artist-residencies/generating-room

Artist Residency Opportunity – Cohesion Dance Project

Cohesion Dance Project in Helena, Montana is seeking a dance artist for its 2022 Artist Residency.  This paid residency supports contemporary dance artists in the creative development of new work, from concept to final performance, and connects them with wider audiences through outreach, studio classes, and community engagement.

Residency dates: Ten to twelve weeks between March-June, 2022. Some flexibility for start/end dates.

Application Deadline: November 10, 2021
Additional time may be allowed by emailing cohesiondanceproject@gmail.com by November 10.

Application, expectations, and eligibility requirements at cohesiondance.org/artist-residency/

The McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and Choreographers Intent to Apply Deadline

The McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and Choreographers Intent to Apply form is now open.

The deadline is TODAY – Wednesday, September 8.

To start, click on Apply Now on the program page you intend to apply to:

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines

If you plan to submit an Intent to Apply, be aware that local panelists are already in place and viewing performances. Please submit performance information to us at any time using our online calendar forms:

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-choreographers/

Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-dancer/

Be sure to give as much lead time as possible; 4-6 weeks is optimal.

The McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and Choreographers Intent to Apply Deadline

The McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and Choreographers Intent to Apply form is now open.
The deadline is Wednesday, September 8.

To start, click on Apply Now on the program page you intend to apply to:

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines

If you plan to submit an Intent to Apply, be aware that local panelists are already in place and viewing performances. Please submit performance information to us at any time using our online calendar forms:

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-choreographers/

Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-dancer/

Be sure to give as much lead time as possible; 4-6 weeks is optimal.

The McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and Choreographers Intent to Apply

The McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and Choreographers Intent to Apply form is now open.
The deadline is Wednesday, September 8.

To start, click on Apply Now on the program page you intend to apply to:

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines

If you plan to submit an Intent to Apply, be aware that local panelists are already in place and viewing performances. Please submit performance information to us at any time using our online calendar forms:

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-choreographers/

Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-dancer/

Be sure to give as much lead time as possible; 4-6 weeks is optimal.

McKnight Choreographer and Dancer Fellows Intent to Apply

The McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and Choreographers Intent to Apply form is now open. The deadline is Wednesday, September 8.

To start, click on Apply Now on the program page you intend to apply to:

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines

We will be offering two webinars for all interested applicants.

Tuesday, August 17, 12:00-1:00pm CST

Thursday, August 19, 7:00–8:00pm CST

These sessions, led by Program Director Dana Kassel, will be accessed through the online meeting site, Zoom. RSVP to mckfell@thecowlescenter.org . You will be sent a link to enter the webinar about 24 hours before it begins.

This information session will be geared towards first-time applicants and focus on frequently asked questions regarding the application materials – the artistic statement, resume and work sample. Current Fellows will also join us to share their experience as applicants. Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat feature, or are encouraged to submit a question by email when you RSVP.

If you plan to submit an Intent to Apply, be aware that local panelists are already in place and viewing performances. Please submit performance information to us at any time using our online calendar forms:

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-choreographers/

Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-dancer/

Be sure to give as much lead time as possible (4-6 weeks is optimal).

Apply for Workroom Residency with Young Dance

Calling all BIPOC artists and artists with disabilities to apply to our Workroom Residency!

Workroom is a Young Dance residency program centering BIPOC artists and artists with disabilities with their creative research and rehearsal process. Artists will have access to Young Dance dance studios (with Marley floors and no mirrors). More details about the studio space can be provided upon request. We hope to support artists should they choose to share their work publicly, however this is not a requirement. Time periods for Workroom residencies are slotted for October-January and February-May.

See the application for more details.

Application deadline: Monday, August 16, 2021 at 12:00pm.
If they are accepted into the residency, artists notified by Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Come create, dream, and manifest at Young Dance!

Contact chitra@youngdance.org with any questions about the application or process.
*Please note these are residencies designed for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color artists as well as artists with disabilities.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

McKnight Artist Fellowships – Intent to Apply is Open

The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers awards $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota mid-career dancers and choreographers.

If you plan to apply for a fellowship, you must submit your Intent to Apply by September 8. If you miss the Intent to Apply deadline you may still submit a final application. However, you will not receive important updates and help with the application.

Once you have submitted your Intent to Apply you will be notified regarding the final application process. This application will become available after January 12, 2022, and the final application deadline will be March 30, 2022.

Full guidelines and applications can be found here:

Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/

For additional help or questions regarding guidelines please contact Dana Kassel at McKFell@thecowlescenter.org