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The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Award Category 
Drupal Version 
Brief Overview 

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is the Twin Cities' newest arts center and the flagship for dance in region.

We designed and built a vibrant site for this young, active organization. The site features an easy-to-administer performance calendar, rich imagery and multimedia possibilities, and a great deal of flexibility—vital for a growing institution.

Launch or Publication Date 
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Key Modules, Theme, and Distribution Used 
The site was developed per standard Drupal best practices and, as such, uses many modules that make it into most sites, including Views, Backup and Migrate, Ctools, Context, Date, Calendar, Features, References, Fieldgroup, File Field Sources, Link, Email, Media, Meta tags, Nodequeue, Webform and XML Sitemap.
Why these Modules, Theme, and Distribution were Chosen 

Modules were chosen based on standard best practices, user experience and overall needs. 

Owner's Name 
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Development Company 
Gorton Studios
Gorton Studios is an award-winning full-service web design and development company. We build user-friendly, owner-friendly, results-oriented websites based on the Drupal platform. We also offer expert Drupal consulting and training and are based in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) of Minnesota.
Why Drupal Was Chosen 
Cowles needed a flexible platform that was easy to manage and easy to edit. They also wanted the freedom and low total cost of ownership that comes with using an Open Source project. The final piece of the decision was finding a good partner in Gorton Studios who was to design and build the site with Drupal.
Type of Nomination 
Website