McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers Applications Are Open – Deadline

The application for McKnight Fellowships in Dance and Choreography is now open. The final deadline is Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 3:00pm CST. Please plan to prepare and submit your application early.

The intent of this program is to recognize and support mid-career dance artists living and working in Minnesota, who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence.

We will offer two free online webinars about the application materials and process: February 16 at 7:00pm and February 18 at 12:00pm. See separate entry in this newsletter with instructions on how to register.

For Fellowship Program guidelines and more information:
McKnight Fellowships for Dancers – http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines
McKnight Fellowship for Choreographers – http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

Dana Kassel, Program Director for the Dancer and Choreographer McKnight Fellowships: McKFell@theCowlesCenter.org

McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and for Choreographers Webinars

McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and for Choreographers will hold two webinars for all interested applicants.

Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00pm CST

Friday, February 18 at 12:00pm CST

These sessions, led by Program Director Dana Kassel, will be accessed through Zoom. RSVP to mckfell@thecowlescenter.org, and you will be sent a link the day before the event to enter the webinar via computer or smartphone.

This information session will focus on frequently asked questions regarding the application materials – the artistic statement, resume, and work sample. We will be joined by a McKnight Fellow, who will offer insights from an applicant’s point of view. We’ll allow plenty of time for specific questions.

Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat feature or are encouraged to submit a question by email when you RSVP.

For information about the guidelines and eligibility, plus a detailed video about the online application process:

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

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

McKnight Fellowships for Dancer and Choreographers Applications are Open – Deadline

The application for McKnight Fellowships in Dance and Choreography is now open. The final deadline is Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 3:00pm CST. Please plan to prepare and submit your application early.

The intent of this program is to recognize and support mid-career dance artists living and working in Minnesota, who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence.

We will offer two free online webinars about the application materials and process: February 16 at 7:00pm and February 18 at 12:00pm. See separate entry in this newsletter with instructions on how to register.

For Fellowship Program guidelines and more information:
McKnight Fellowships for Dancers – http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines
McKnight Fellowship for Choreographers – http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

Dana Kassel, Program Director
McKnight Fellowships: McKFell@theCowlesCenter.org

Generating Room Applications Close Friday

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 Application Deadline Extended

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 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.