Cultural STAR Board

The Cultural STAR program awards funding to projects that improve the city of Saint Paul through capital improvements to structures or programming that enhance the creative and artistic vitality of our city. Grantees are determined by the Cultural STAR Board, a group of local volunteers who are connected to local arts and cultural organizations. Twice a year, board members gather to evaluate applications for each round of funding and host interviews for potential grantees. 

To learn more about the next round of Cultural STAR funding, please click here

2018 Cultural STAR Board Members 

Chris Widdess, Chair, Board Member at Large
Lana Barkawi, Mizna
Steve Heckler, Twin Cities Jazz Festival
Barry Kempton, Schubert Club
Lindsay Kimball, The Current from Minnesota Public Radio
Dayna Martinez, Ordway Center for Performing Arts
Tim Wilson, Urban Lights Music
Jai Winston, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation