EIN 27-1173436

Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

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The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is the Twin Cities' newest arts center and the flagship for dance in Minnesota.
Related structure
Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is a subordinate organization under Artspace Projects.
Also known as...
Minnesota Shubert Center for Dance and Music

Program areas at Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Performance Program -The Cowles Center provides opportunities for resident and non-resident performing arts organizations to present performances to the public in a world-class venue that is designed to meet the needs of dance artists. The theater is specifically designed for the needs of dance, with a sprung floor, a fly-loft, and sightlines that keep dancers visible from their toes to their greatest leaps. The 15-20 Minnesota-based companies featured in The Cowles Center's annual performance season pay no upfront rental fees for the use of space. The costs of marketing materials, paid advertising, box office/support staff, and significant portions of technical backstage labor are also absorbed by The Cowles Center. These subsidies mitigate prohibitive cost barriers and ultimately free artists/companies to focus on what they do best creating and performing innovative dance work that is dynamic, challenging, and surprising.
Facilities Program: The facilities program at The Cowles Center supports the performing arts community by providing performance, rehearsal/studio, and administrative office space at 40% below market value for 20 area nonprofit dance and performing arts organizations, including two of Minnesota's leading dance schools, and a network of independent artists and choreographers.
Education Program - The Cowles Center enriches arts education for more than 11,000 students and community members annually through residencies with The Cowles Center Teaching Artists, Student Matinee performances, MovementWise dance workshops for older adults, and a host of other community-focused initiatives. Generous support from community partners allows The Cowles Center to provide these programs for free or at little cost to participants, removing the barriers to high-quality dance education.In 2019, K-12 residency programs (Dance without Barriers, Creations and First Moves) reach 4,247 students through 584 sessions. In addition, the program provided a free school matinee program to 882 Minneapolis eighth grade students.

Form 990s for Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122020-02-10990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-12-28990View PDF
2015-122017-04-10990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Aroha PhilanthropiesUnrestricted$85,662
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...and 8 more grants received

Financials for Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,130,824
Program services$1,064,476
Investment income and dividends$346
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$110,072
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$75,467
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$3,381,185

Personnel at Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Mark ConradChief Financial Officer$0
Tom HochInterim Executive Director
Kate TuckerDirector of Development
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...and 11 more key personnel
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General information
250 3rd Ave N No 400
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Metro area
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Website URL
(612) 206-3636
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NTEE code, primary
A62: Dance
NAICS code, primary
711120: Dance Companies
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