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