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 20-minute consultations with The Cowles Center’s seasoned dance administrators are now available. The Cowles Center hosts open office hours quarterly. Sign up to discuss a grant you’re writing, connect with marketing on tips to promote your show or touch base with the education staff about outreach opportunities and career development.

2017/2018 Office Hours

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:30-5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:30-11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:30-5:30 PM


  • Arts Administration: General arts administration questions, Cowles questions, contract negotiations
  • Development: Fundraising, social media campaigns and grant opportunities
  • Marketing: Press pitches, marketing plans, promotional efforts
  • Graphic Design: General design questions, how to find a designer, creating visually effective emails
  • Education & Community Engagement: Artist resources/networking, lesson plan development, career building (applying to internships)
  • Production: Working in a Union space, how to prepare for touring
  • Finance: Keeping track of income/expenses, accounting software questions