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Knight American Artists Fellowship Fund

To create a sustainable future through the formation of an operations endowment for United States Artists, an organization that awards unrestricted fellowships to American artists, that will enable staff to spend time on programming, analytics and raising additional capital to expand the fellowships instead of raising money for annual operations.

Front Lawn Placemaking Platform

Transforming front lawns from empty expanses of grass to vibrant places full of life through the development of a toolkit that encourages residents to create community hubs on their doorsteps.

I'm Going to Vote Today!

We'll increase voter turnout by distributing 'I'm Going to Vote Today!' stickers to every registered voter just before Election Day.

Better Block Foundation

To attract and retain talent, expand opportunity and build civic engagement by funding the creation and operation of the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit focused on engaging people in rapidly making their neighborhoods more vibrant.

A Sacred Passage Tour

Exploring how the theater has changed the lives of a diverse group of St. Paul artists and how, in turn, these artists have shaped the theater community, through a new production to debut in 2016.

All St. Paul's a Stage

Turning the entire city into a performance space through delivery of improvisational performance telegrams to offices, parks and homes.

Art to Power

Exploring racial justice and equity with a series of art-making events that culminate in a community-driven festival.

Bee Real, Bee Everywhere

Raising awareness about the plight of bees, which are dying in large numbers, with a public art project of small bronze bees and sculptures that serve as bee habitats.

CHAT Freedom Festival

Strengthening a platform for Hmong artists of all disciplines by expanding the center’s Hmong Arts and Music Festival, which draws thousands to its annual showcase. (Center for Hmong Arts and Talent / CHAT)

Champion Swimmer

Exploring how culture shapes the fear of water with a pool-based performance piece that engages the community to talk about the disproportionate numbers of people of color who cannot swim.

Coffee Sleeve Conversations Come to St. Paul

Fostering community conversations on race and the arts in St. Paul through the production and distribution of coffee cup sleeves featuring the words of St. Paul writers of color. (Coffee House Press)

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