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.
Inviting the global community to submit experiences, memories and observations of St. Paul through a virtual art collaboration that will be curated in exhibitions.
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.
Turning the entire city into a performance space through delivery of improvisational performance telegrams to offices, parks and homes.
Exploring racial justice and equity with a series of art-making events that culminate in a community-driven festival.
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.
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)
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.
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)
Elevating young, high-potential Bharatanatyam dancers through opportunities to participate in an original, professional ensemble production.
Bringing the community together with Dancing Through the Streets, an event in which the audience travels to see performances at six different locations in Lowertown, culminating in a group song and dance party at the Bedlam Lowertown performance space.
Highlighting the voices of Latinos in St. Paul's West Side neighborhood by creating an arts hub with studios for music production, visual arts, performance and more.