College Partnership Program

Join and shape the next generation of dance professionals

The Jacob’s Pillow College Partnership Program exists regionally, nationally, and internationally to elevate dance as a means of research, discourse, and artistic expression for faculty, artists, scholars, and students working within higher education.

In partnership, this program supports academic research, curriculum development, dance-making, and dance pedagogy by promoting year-round engagement with the Jacob’s Pillow Archives and on-site programs, acting as a catalyst for discussion and action. The program builds professional networks and strengthens the professional pipelines for diverse scholarship, pedagogy, performance, and choreography, convening partners on critical issues in the field and engaging the next generation in the field’s collective history and current professional landscape. Learn more about the levels and benefits of partnership below!

Institutional Partnership

Any dance group, program, or department within an institution of higher education (two-year and four-year institutions) is eligible for membership, and benefits extend to all continuing employees of the organization. | $250 prior to Oct 30, 2019; $300 after Oct 30, 2019

Individual Partnership

Individuals must have current or former academic affiliation with higher education. | $50 prior to Oct 30, 2019; $100 after Oct 30, 2019

Membership enrollment is accepted on a rolling basis year-round. New/returning Partners join the 2019-2020 College Partnership Program for the academic year through the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2020.


Partnership Benefits & Events include:

Research & recognition

  • Curated Day at the Pillow Visits tailored to your artistic and academic interests
  • Priority assistance for research and access to the Jacob’s Pillow Archives and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive
  • Annual Jacob’s Pillow College Partner Convening to network and discuss current themes in the field
  • A listing and link to your website on the Pillow’s “Current College Partners” webpage

In Process Series showings at the Pillow Lab

  • Witness dance in the making with Pillow Lab residency artists
  • Showings include an intimate Q&A session with artists and a reception

2019 In Process Series schedule:

  • Oct 26 | Kinetic Light
  • Nov 2 | Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
  • Nov 9 | Didy Veldman
  • Dec 7 | Alice Gosti
  • Jan 11 | Milka Djordjevich
  • Feb 8 | Aakash Odedra
  • Feb 15 | Aszure Barton
  • Mar 28 | Brian Brooks
  • Apr 11 | RUBBERBAND

RSVP to Thasia Giles at [email protected] or 413.243.9919 x161.

Access to Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob’s Pillow

2019-2020 DEL at Jacob’s Pillow schedule:

  • Nov 2 & 9, Dec 7 | DEL Mini-Workshops | FREE
  • Oct 19-20 & Mar 14-15 | DEL Essentials Workshops | $290/$240 without housing (Fees inclusive of workshop, training & meals)
  • Jan 25-26 | DEL Dance for Social Change | $290/$240 without housing (Fees inclusive of workshop, training & meals)

More dates to be announced.

Priority notification of Pillow opportunities

  • Get first news of Jacob’s Pillow School, Intern, and Administrative Fellowship Program opportunities
  • First access to special workshops and classes offered year-round

Complimentary access to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Stream

  • Jacob’s Pillow’s online resource for full-length dance videos from the Archives (In beta, currently only available to regional Institutional Partners)