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Art Institutes International Minnesota

At The Art Institutes, we believe creativity is more than just a word. It’s a passport to a life less ordinary. It’s what drives us to foster and facilitate a community of creativity. One that’s full of the guidance, technology, and instruction you need to bring your ideas to life in new and exciting ways.

Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program of the City of Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program’s mission is to leverage the creative sector towards social and economic growth in the city of Minneapolis.

Bell Museum of Natural History

The Bell Museum was established to collect, display and interpret Minnesota’s diverse animal and plant life for research, teaching and public enjoyment. We hope creativity and scientific literacy flourish as people are moved to ask about our place in the Universe, and become teachers, researchers and leaders in environmental issues.

Can Can Wonderland

Can Can Wonderland is an arts and entertainment venue opening in the fall of 2015 in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul. Can Can aspires to be an arts-based Coney Island of sorts, featuring artist-designed mini golf, multiple stages for performance, a restaurant and bar, and a boardwalk of amusements.


City of Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program’s mission is to leverage the creative sector towards social and economic growth in the city of Minneapolis.


Downtown Improvement District

The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID) is a business-led nonprofit entity that maintains a higher standard of care and behavior throughout 120+ blocks of downtown by providing clean, green, safe and better services which create a more vibrant and attractive area for all who invest, work, shop, visit and live downtown.


FD13 residency for the arts’ mission is to promote an international network of artistic exchanges in Minnesota, to further intercultural understanding, and to stimulate the creative development of artists.

Greater MSP

GREATER MSP  (Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing public and private sector leadership, coordination and engagement to grow the economy of the Minneapolis Saint Paul region.

Hennepin County Library

Hennepin County Library is a national leader of library service, innovation and excellence. Our 41 libraries, website and outreach services serve 1.2 million county residents over 611 square miles.

Institute for Advanced Study – University of Minnesota

The Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota supports and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative work, creating intellectual community across and beyond the boundaries of the University. In its new home in Northrop, the IAS continues to offer lively and extensive public programming that serves as a forum where substantial questions are addressed in creative ways.

Juxtaposition Arts

Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power.


Leav is a free mobile platform for placing, viewing, and sharing digital art that is both shaped by and linked to specific variables like location, time, and other environmental factors. In a digital world where location is all but forgotten, Leav accentuates the power of place. Artists design their work to create an experience inseparable from your surroundings– providing unique opportunities to rethink interactivity and engage people where they live, work, and play.


Mill City Museum

Built within the ruins of the National Historic Landmark Washburn A Mill, the award-winning Mill City Museum chronicles the people and industries that built Minneapolis, transformed a region, and influenced our world. The story comes to life through the eight-story Flour Tower, Water Lab, Baking Lab and other hands-on exhibits.

Minn_Lab / College of Design

Minn_Lab is a team of designers seeking to better engage the design community within the broader arts community.  Our Northern Spark project is a collaboration between Minn_Lab and the University of Minnesota taking the form of a course in the School of Architecture. The project connects students, faculty, and architects with the Northern Spark festival.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design educates individuals to be professional artists and designers, pioneering thinkers, creative leaders, and engaged, global citizens.

The MCAD Gallery showcases and interprets contemporary art and design through diverse exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Minneapolis Convention Center

The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) is the largest indoor, contiguous,convention center in the Upper Midwest with over 1.5 million visitors annually.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The MIA inspires wonder with extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country.

In 2015, the MIA turns 100! To celebrate, the museum is planning a year of birthday surprises, from once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to see rare and important artworks, to playful in-gallery moments, and exciting community surprises. Learn more at

Minnesota Orchestra

The Minnesota Orchestra, now in its second century, has long ranked among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world; award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts and educational outreach programs; and a visionary commitment to building the orchestral repertoire of tomorrow.


Along with its core season of classical concerts, the Minnesota Orchestra also presents contemporary performers in genres ranging from Broadway to jazz and Big Band to world music. The Orchestra also presents a summer music festival, Sommerfest, in July and popular Holiday concerts each December.


Mizna is a forum for Arab American literature, film and art. Mizna publishes the only journal of Arab American literature, produces the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, and invests in varied other cultural activities such as writing workshops, community dialogues, and collaborative projects that delve into the Arab American experience.

Northern Clay Center

Northern Clay Center’s mission is the advancement of the ceramic arts. Ongoing programs include exhibitions by contemporary ceramic artists; classes and workshops for children and adults at all skill levels; studio space and grants for artists; and a sales gallery representing many top ceramic artists from the region and elsewhere.


Northern is a roving, collaborative, interactive media-oriented arts agency from the Twin Cities for the world. It presents innovative art in the public sphere, both physical and virtual, focusing on artists creatively using technology, both old and new, to engender new relations between audience and artwork and more broadly between citizenry and their built environment.

Northern Voice Festival

Northern Voice is a project of the National Lutheran Choir formed as a partnership arising from years of collaboration between singing groups throughout Minnesota. Northern Voice’s mission is to harmonize singers and communities by building social and economic equity, celebrating artistic excellence and encouraging deeper engagement among communities of support.


Northrop is an epicenter of discovery and transformation that connects the University of Minnesota and communities beyond by celebrating innovation in the arts, performance, and academics.

Recovery Bike Shop

We believe in a world with reliable, environmentally friendly transportation. We believe that practical transportation empowers people. And that no matter where you came from, or where you’re going, you should get there on a sweet bike that you believe in.

Recovery Bike Shop. Real transportation for real people.


Revolver is a literary arts organization that exists to transform process, (a)rouse creators, and provide engaged audiences for narrative-based artists.

St. Cloud State University Art Department

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Saint Cloud State University’s art department serves 300 majors, offering BAs in art and art history, a BS in art education, and a BFA in studio arts with concentrations in graphic design, 2-D media, 3-D media, and integrated media.

Twin Cities Public Television

As one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, tpt uses television, interactive media, and community engagement to advance education, culture and citizenship. Over its 50 plus year history, tpt has been recognized for its innovation and creativity with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmys.

UCLA Game Lab

The UCLA Game Lab fosters the production of experimental computer games and other game forms. Founded in 2009, the lab is a leading advocate for games-related research, education and awareness, hosting public lectures, residencies, workshops, exhibitions, and festivals.

Honors Program—University of Minnesota

The University Honors Program (UHP) assists high-achieving students in making the most of their undergraduate education. Our students are driven to excel both inside and outside the classroom, but we challenge them to go one step further.


Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art. Walker programs examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.

Weisman Art Museum

The Weisman Art Museum (WAM) at the University of Minnesota creates art experiences that spark discovery, critical thinking, and transformation, linking the university and the community. Education is central to the museum’s mission to apply the intellectual and creative resources of a great university to make art essential to the human experience.