Application Open: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Deadline to Apply: Friday, July 10, 2020

6 FEET / 6 SOLOS is an open proposal program through The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts created in response to COVID-19 and how this year has created an environment for isolation and necessitated connection in ways we’ve never experienced before. Open to artists of all styles, ages, backgrounds, and abilities, this initiative invites artists to create a solo that will be performed to a live audience as well as live-streamed in The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio. 

The Cowles Center acknowledges that dance is a powerful response tool and hopes 6 FEET / 6 SOLOS can be a platform for artists to find reflection through movement on the topics of isolation and connection. 

Six artists' proposals will be selected to present their solos at The Cowles Center on Wednesday, September 23,  2020. Artists will be given a $500 stipend, the opportunity to participate in a professional photo shoot, and granted 20 hours of free rehearsal space at The Cowles Center.

Solo Guidelines:

  • Each solo must be performed in a 6’x6’ space and be viewable in the round (audience members will be placed in a circle around each artist, 6 feet apart from one another)

  • Solo length should be between a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes


Application and program questions can be directed to Elyse Chambers, Education & Community Engagement Manager at echambers@thecowlescenter.org