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Growing Up The Hard Way, A Prodigal Child Story

Growing Up The Hard Way, A Prodigal Child Story aims to produce a film based on the parable of the Prodigal Son using St. Paul, MN as its setting.

Artistry, Honesty, Healing Action! (AHHA!)

AHHA! aims to use the art inspired by their lived experiences as African American artists to engage residents of traditionally white suburban communities in the Twin Cities area in transformative conversations and activities that heal the breach and create mutual understanding.

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.

PAPA Projects

PAPA projects aims to contribute meaningful and dynamic dialogue for visual artists by providing exhibition space, mentorship, and resources to artists. Within this conversation, they hope to foster a space that builds community relationships between visual artists, local cultural leaders, curators, and their various audiences.

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.

Polyrhythmic Arts

Polyrhythmic Arts aims to integrate mental health education with creative disciplines such as creative writing, music production, and songwriting in the Twin Cities region, seeking to destroy barriers blocking residents from accessing professional creative services, such as music production and education.

Leslie Parker Dance Project

Leslie Parker Dance Project aims to move Black culture forward into the future through dance-art. 

Emily Michaels King Projects

Emily Michaels King Projects aims to create embodied performances that explore self-discovery and reclamation, womanhood, and bold, or supremely delicate, expressions of personal truth.

CultureWIN

CultureWIN aims to strengthen youth’s creative potential in the arts to foster positive attitutdes and build healthier communities.

The Witness Project

The Witness Project aims to create and implement strategies for the development and dissemination of literary work by and for underrepresented populations and, by creating opportunities for traditionally silenced voices to be heard, to serve as a catalyst for cross-cultural understanding. 

Tembo

Tembo aims to ignite creativity using the arts to unlock innate genius.

E/D

E/D aims to create provocative and visually stunning performance centered on the female experience. E/D is by women for everyone.

Opera Reading Project

Opera Reading Project aims to cultivate and elevate local performers as they prepare, polish and perform opera roles by supplying professional level training, career development and networking within a collaborative, creative and inclusive environment.

Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice

Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice aims to connect visual artists with roots in Africa, Europe and North America, each with varying connections to the Catholic Church, who share a growing concern about the health of the planet and invite both Catholics and non-Catholics to join them in using art and […]

Able Media

Able Media aims to embolden individuals with disabilities or those who otherwise have needs for adaptive technology by equipping them with the technology and know-how to get their own podcasts (we call them radio shows) off the ground. This includes adaptive technology and training. To us, radio/podcasts and the magic that grows from connectedness and communication are an art form in their own right. Able Media sees their members as artists.

Moonplay Cinema

Moonplay Cinema aims to support women and gender nonbinary filmmakers through community and visibility. 

Black Women Speak

Black Women Speak aims to give voice and create community amongst Black Women intergenerationally; through the arts, wellness and education; they will heal, find joy and move toward liberation on their own terms. 

Penelope Freeh Dances

Penelope Freeh Dances aims to create original, often collaborative dance work that forwards contemporary ballet with the goal of transforming how it is perceived and practiced.

Hatch Dance

Hatch Dance aims to bring together and support accomplished dancers, musicians, and designers from the Twin Cities to create contemplative, collaborative performances that reveal emotional truths, speak to human commonalities, and engage audiences by encouraging a wider sense of belonging.

Opera on the Lake

Opera on the Lake aims to deliver a first-rate, world class opera performance in true Minnesota style – on the lake.