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2022 Twin Cities New Music Festival

American Composers Forum

Transformation: ACF amplifying equity through music

Ananya Dance Theatre

Nun Gherao

Arcata Press/Saint Paul Almanac

Building Communications Capacity to Engage Our Communities


Erased Steps

Art from the Inside MN

Art from the Inside MN


ARTS Us Center for the African Diaspora


Don't Push the River: It Flows By Itself

Asian Economic Development Association

2022 Little Mekong Night Market

Asian Media Access

W.A.T.E.R. (the Way Asian Travel, Experience, and Remembered)

Ballet Co. Laboratory

Ballet Co.Laboratory's Emerging Choreographers Showcase - Laboratory II

Better Family Life Minnesota, Inc.

Better Family Life MN Youth Art Center @ Creators Space

Black On Black Development and Entertainment, Inc.



Tracing Sacred Steps

Center for Hmong Arts and Talent

Fresh Traditions Fashion Project

Chinese American Association of Minnesota Chinese Dance Theater

Exploring Chinese Dance and Culture with the Young and their Communities

City of St. Paul - Library Dept.

Saint Paul Public Library Collection Materials

Classical Actors Ensemble

Shakespeare in Our Parks 2022: Love's Labor's Lost

CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio)

CLUES Latino Art Gallery Programming Series

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company

Free public performances of Wonderland by Collide Theatrical Dance Company


The Backyard Tour


Emerging Young Artists Exhibit

Compassionate Action for Animals

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2021

Creative Enterprise Zone

2021 Chroma Zone Mural and Arts Festival

Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services (DBNHS)

Plaza de la Revolution East Side events

District 6 Planning Council

Marydale Festival 2021

East Side Freedom Library

East Side Arts and Cultural Corridor Series

East Side Neighborhood Development Company

Solidarity Street Gallery 202

Element Community Health Fund, INC DBA: CO·MOTION: Center for Movement

Just Move: Free Arts and Wellness Camps for Kids

Film Score Fest

Film Score Fest 2021


Implementation and Marketing of FilmNorth’s Strategic Plan to Reach Underrepresented Communities

Friends of Saint Paul College

Saint Paul College Cultural Mural Project

Frogtown Tuned-In

Growing Frogtown Radio

Full Circle Theater Company

Full Circle’s Production of THE EMPATHY PROJECT presented at Park Square Theater

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies

GTCYS Harmony Program

History Theatre, Inc

DEI Staff Capacity Building

Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota

Minnesota Qeej Festival

Hot Summer Jazz Festival

2022 Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Illusion Theater and School, Inc.

PRESENT: Illusion Theater in St. Paul

In Progress

Young Stars of McDonough

Indigenous Roots

East 7th/Intertribal Cultural Corridor Planning

Irish Fair of Minnesota

Irish Fair 2021

Ka Joog

Somali Arts Education and Community Conversations

Katha Dance Theatre

World Premiere of “KATHAK E-motion” in St. Paul

Lowertown Blues Festival

Lowertown Blues Festival


Lyra Baroque Orchestra Concerts & Masterclasses

Midwest Special Services, Inc.,

Building capacity for Fresh Eye Arts

Minnesota Children's Museum

HVAC Renovations for Minnesota Children’s Museum

Minnesota Jazz Education

Jazz Artists in the Schools & Community

Minnesota Museum of American art


Music Mission

Music Mission Fall Fiesta

Nautilus Music-Theater

Nautilus Performer Fellowship Program

Northern LightsMN,Inc.

Northern Spark 2022 Celebrates Saint Paul

One Voice Mixed Chorus

"Sound Mind" Concert at the Ordway Concert Hall

Oratorio Society of Minnesota

CREATION by Josef Haydn with Chorus, Soloists, Orchestra, and Writers

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Flint Hills Family Festival

Pan Asian Arts Alliance

Project Resonance

Park Square Theatre

Establish Effective Organizational Structure & Systems

Payne-Phalen Community Council

The Payne-Phalen Community Plan: Collaboratively Creating a Shared Vision for a Bright and Equitable Future

Penumbra Theatre

FY21 Organizational Development

Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute

Aya: An Anthology of Racial Justice, Healing and the Black Experience

Public Art Saint Paul

Building Public Art Saint Paul's Triennial Art Festival

Ragamala Dance Company

Mythology Makes Us: The Kannagi Festival

Rice Park Association

Summer Evening Music Series

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

SPCO Outdoor Concerts in Saint Paul

Saint Paul Civic Symphony

Saint Paul Civic Symphony: A Season to Remember

Saint Paul Downtown Alliance

Welcome Back Saint Paul Campaign

Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation

2022 Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Science Museum of Minnesota

Exploring Equity in MN Education

Selby Ave JazzFest

2022 Selby Ave JazzFest

Skylark Opera, d/b/a Skylark Opera Theatre

2021 Amahl and the Night Visitors Performance

Sounds of Hope, Ltd.

Songs of Hope in 2022

St. Paul Yellow Ribbon Network

Lowertown Sounds

SteppingStone Theatre

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

TaikoArts Midwest

Kenny Endo 45th Anniversary Tour

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

2022 Minnesota Book Awards

The Great Northern Winter Festival


The Minnesota Opera

Opera in the Outfield

The Schubert Club

Rejoin, Recover, Rebuild: PaviElle French In Concert & In The Community

Twin Cities Iranian Culture Collective

Twin Cities Iranian Culture Festival

Twin Cities PBS

ART IS Season 4

Urban Boatbuilders, Inc.

Boatbuilding Apprenticeship for Youth

Victoria Theater Arts Center

Victoria Theater Arts Center Lighting System


VocalEssence "Choosing Love”

Walker West Music Academy

Jazz Intensive Summer Camps

Wonderlust Productions

Lost & Found: Collective Contact Tracing

XV Latvian Song and Dance Festival, Inc.

Latvian Song and Dance Festival

Youth Performance Company

Soundproofing for Youth Performance Company


Halloween at Studio Z

Zorongo Flamenco, Inc


Last Edited: September 16, 2022