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The ‘On da Mic’ Initiative

The ‘On da Mic’ Initiative aims to cultivate communities for collective growth and wellbeing by generating creative solutions for creative needs in education, recreation, and wellness.

Activate Grand Avenue

Activate Grand Avenue aims to use creative arts related interventions to activate and enhance community engagement on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul.

Listen and Learn

Listen and Learn aims to honor the legacy and impact the music venue Ralph’s Corner Bar had on our region and provide opportunities to reunite the creative community that frequented the establishment.

Creative Puppets

Creative Puppets aims to research the development of a Creative Center, to enliven Lake Street and its associated neighborhoods, and build on and share the exceptional experiences of seminal artist Sandy Spielberg and core other artist and makers. 

Somali Arts Language and Leadership institute (SALLI)

Somali Arts Language and Leadership institute (SALLI) aims to promote Somali Diasporic arts, culture, and leadership in Minnesota.

The Qalanjo Project

The Qalanjo Project aims to work towards advancing cultural interfaces in the Somali community through collaborative creative practices and community- engaged learning processes that lead to advancements in the arts and education. Learn more at the project’s website.

Cardboard Cares

Cardboard Cares aims to provide visual art classes to anyone in our area regardless of their income.

Catalyst Arts

Catalyst Arts aims to build understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities.

Art from the Inside

Art from the  Inside aims to empower incarcerated artists to experience personal transformation and restoration. We believe art provides the space to imagine new ways of being and to recognize our personal and collective power to change.

Artists Collective for Community Collaborations (AC3)

Artists Collective for Community Collaborations (AC3) aims to blend art, fun, and activism to support Native American healing and identity, bridge racial and cultural divides, and mobilize communities for greater social and environmental justice.

Operation Black Joy

Operation Black Joy aims to support Black Joy and creating Black space through direct and indirect action, including service events, random acts of kindness, pro-Black partnerships, making Black content, and free or sponsored arts education.

The Creative Council

The Creative Council aims to use the power of art and social investment to deepen and transform relationships through play.

Swede Hollow Arts Refuge

Swede Hollow Arts Refuge aims to provide youth with access to music and art programs thereby attaining higher levels of academic achievement, success in life and a greater feeling of connection to the community.

Incorporating The Collaborative

Incorporating the Collaborative aims to establish an organization that provides health and wellness-focused personal and professional development and community engagement for disconnected Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and/or those at risk, that are aspiring/emerging artists, creatives, and social entrepreneurs.

Black Rainbow Collective

Black Rainbow Collective aims to bring together an ensemble of queer BIPoC artists, in tandem with trans queer and Black mental health practitioners, to support the spiritual and social-emotional healing of BIPoC and trans queer teenagers experiencing suicidal ideation and self-harm who don’t have access to the arts.

Eye of the Heart Center

Eye of the Heart Center aims gather seekers and creatives of all generations to explore, express, and honor divine Mystery through vibrant experiences of the arts and grounded contemplative practices that transform self and world.

RARE Productions

RARE Productions aims to unite communities and families in healing relationships and bridge cultural gaps via the vast mediums of art.

Black Market MN

Black Market MN aims to focus on amplifying the voices of black creaive change makers who use art to solve problems and build community.

Build

Build aims to build the social solidarity economy through collective art action.

Green-line Mascot Project

Green-line Mascot Project aims to create and develop awareness for downtown St. Paul businesses and attractions that can be accessed by the Green Line Light Rail.