Building trust between St. Paul’s immigrant communities by remaking Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” from the perspective of the Latino Garcias versus the Hmong Vangs. (Alberto Justiniano)
Engaging the public in music-making through the placement of handmade, interactive music boxes in libraries, colleges and skyways and at City Hall.
Bringing Hmong voices to the silver screen through Qhia Dab Neeg, a two-day Hmong film festival at Metropolitan State University.
Drawing parallels between the Reconstruction era and today’s social justice movements with a new production that combines figure skating, Afro-modern dance, live vocals and Ida B. Wells’ speeches
Presenting a gender-bending production of the 'Pirates of Penzance' staged outdoors on St. Paul's Raspberry Island.
Transforming the look of Selby Avenue through a large-scale permanent art installation by artist and community activist Ta-coumba Aiken for the wall of the academy's new 6,000-square-foot music center.
Finding the musicality in baseball through a virtuosic, percussive performance by Flying Foot Forum and CRASH that is influenced by real-life baseball signals and plays from St. Paul Saints coaches and players.
Creating community in different spaces throughout St. Paul by staging more than 50 spoken literature events with local writers and music ensembles. (Cracked Walnut)
Enlivening Frogtown through a yearlong series of street-level pop-up performances and adventurous educational opportunities. (Dangerous Productions)
Bringing one-of-a-kind books made by artists to people on paddleboards and in canoes and kayaks on Lake Phalen through a custom-built floating library.
Building a mobile comedy container that turns into a stage on which people can create and share jokes at public events.
Combining the talents of 100 flutists with MacArthur Fellow and world-class flutist Claire Chase in a special performance of Salvatore Sciarrino's 'Cutting the Circle of Sounds.'