The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

A nonprofit organization

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Consider donating today!  Your gift of any size helps us provide dance education, space, and opportunities to movement makers of all kinds - from professionals to youth. 

The Cowles Center continues to thrive as the home for Minnesota dance despite the challenges we faced over the past year.  We couldn’t have done it without strong public support. Our donors make this possible. Thank you!

The impact of the pandemic combined with an urgency for increased racial equity has strengthened The Cowles Center’s commitment to be an innovative and inclusive space for all.  Through renovation and investment in new technology, we are creating a more welcoming and accessible physical and virtual environment for students and audiences.  In the 2021-2022 Season you will also see 50% BIPOC representation on our stages to ensure equity and inclusion.  As we look ahead to when our theater seats can safely fill to capacity—we are incredibly enthusiastic about the new ways we can serve our communities with an even more inclusive Cowles Center.

Your gift of any size makes The Cowles Center’s commitment to innovation, inclusivity, and dance possible:

  • $10 helps us invest in new technology to bring our virtual programs anywhere!
  • $25 impacts our ability to engage youth in new ways of thinking and learning
  • $50 provides essential rehearsal space to artists
  • $100 ensures diverse audiences enjoy the very best that our MN dance community has to offer


The Cowles Center is a dance and performing arts hub that promotes movement and growth for artists through supportive programs and spaces; engages audiences through dynamic performances; and educates learners of all ages through robust and inclusive education initiatives.

We program an exciting season annually, representing local artists and companies that showcase the breadth of the Twin Cities' professional dance scene.

We partner with artists and companies in our season by providing subsidized marketing and production support, letting the artists focus on their performances. 

We educate through high-quality arts learning programs serving students of all ages statewide, via residencies, workshops, and student matinees.

We support the growth and life cycle of dancers and companies through our below-market-rate offices, studios, and stages; and through community engagement programs, McKnight Fellowships, and our MERGE program.

Help us keep up the momentum for movement and connection by making a gift today!  

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The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

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Arts & Culture Children & Family Economic Development

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic


528 Hennepin Ave Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55403


612 206 3600

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