To support the Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival, a free music event that opens the downtown St. Paul performing arts season in September
To develop a chamber version of the critically-acclaimed opera, Dead Man Walking
To sponsor the fourth annual world-premiere screening of new films, scheduled for Oct. 23, 2012 at Open Book in Minneapolis
To support the development of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) strategic alliance
To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.
To support a sustainability initiative for the Arts Incubator Program, providing fiscal sponsorship, pro bono legal services, fundraising support and organizational development assistance to artist-led non-profit projects
To support a performance collaboration between the American Composers Forum and the Cherry Spoon Collective, a new multi-generational, multi-instrumental group of over 30 local musician-composers
To support the Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival, a free music event held in Mears Park that opens the downtown St. Paul performing arts season in 2012 and 2013
To create the Cultural Opportunity Fund, to provide community-based arts organizations the opportunity to present programming in a new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
To support a one-year pilot programming Master Class series targeted toward mid-career and established Minnesota film and video artists at IFP Minnesota in St. Paul.
For a participatory public art experience called the Giant Sing Along at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair
To support the Annual Hmong Arts and Music Festival, the only arts focused Hmong festival in the world.