OPEN OFFICE HOURS

30-MINUTE CONSULTATIONS WITH COWLES CENTER STAFF

Want to discuss opportunities for individual dance artists?
Need to understand Press Kits for your next show?
Trying to revise your teaching artist curriculum?
Don’t know where to start with individual donations?

Free 30-minute consultations with The Cowles Center’s administrative staff. Participants can sign up to discuss a grant they're writing, connect with marketing on tips to promote a show, or touch base with the education and community engagement staff about outreach opportunities and career development.

Occurs every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9:00am-5:00pm, Registration required.

OFFERINGS

ARTS EDUCATION

  • How to develop a K-12 dance lesson plan

  • Tools for assessment and evaluation

  • Fostering relationships when serving as a guest artist


BOARD & DONOR RELATIONS

  • Building a successful fundraising appeal

  • Donor engagement strategies

  • How to cultivate a well-rounded board


CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Advice on how to tailor a resume

  • Tips on successful interviewing

  • Tools for networking in the local and national dance industry


DESIGN

  • Guidance for finding a graphic designer

  • Tools for non-designers

  • Creating effective marketing tools


GRANT WRITING

  • Guidance on identifying grant opportunities

  • How to work with a grant writer

  • Grant application review


IN THE THEATER

  • Theater contract review

  • Planning a tech schedule in a union theater

  • How to realize your production vision on a budget