To demonstrate an innovative approach to city government procurement that could generate substantial cost-savings for cities, create greater transparency and accountability in the procurement process, match the needs in the community with the best available solutions, and create a clearer model for citizen engagement and open up cities to local social and urban entrepreneurship.
To celebrate the landmark power plant in downtown St. Paul as a largely sustainable fuel source by projecting a light show on the steam plume that billows from the roof
To create “The Winnebago Workshop,” a mobile classroom where teens are paired with artists to create multimedia stories
To bring the arts into people’s everyday lives by infusing music experiences into unlikely places in downtown St. Paul during the noontime hour.
To tell the story of womens' roles in the global food system through an interdisciplinary piece.
To explore the importance of water through art at the St. Paul Water Festival, a Minnesota adaptation of events that take place in Southeast Asia.
To showcase Latino East Siders through a fictional radio novela/variety show, broadcast on the new Dayton's Bluff FM station.
To provide the community with access to top spoken-word artists through monthly performances and workshops.
To highlight the best of Hmong design through the Fresh Traditions Fashion Show, where contestants incorporate the five traditional Hmong fabrics into contemporary form.
To bring international artists and their expertise to St. Paul through an annual choreography residency for those working in Brazilian or African Diaspora contemporary dance.
To highlight the history of St. Paul's unused spaces by energizing them with immersive arts events.
To create large-scale artworks that celebrate freedom and honor the people who have shaped the city's East Side.