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A Sacred Passage Tour

Exploring how the theater has changed the lives of a diverse group of St. Paul artists and how, in turn, these artists have shaped the theater community, through a new production to debut in 2016.

All St. Paul's a Stage

Turning the entire city into a performance space through delivery of improvisational performance telegrams to offices, parks and homes.

Art to Power

Exploring racial justice and equity with a series of art-making events that culminate in a community-driven festival.

Bee Real, Bee Everywhere

Raising awareness about the plight of bees, which are dying in large numbers, with a public art project of small bronze bees and sculptures that serve as bee habitats.

CHAT Freedom Festival

Strengthening a platform for Hmong artists of all disciplines by expanding the center’s Hmong Arts and Music Festival, which draws thousands to its annual showcase. (Center for Hmong Arts and Talent / CHAT)

Champion Swimmer

Exploring how culture shapes the fear of water with a pool-based performance piece that engages the community to talk about the disproportionate numbers of people of color who cannot swim.

Coffee Sleeve Conversations Come to St. Paul

Fostering community conversations on race and the arts in St. Paul through the production and distribution of coffee cup sleeves featuring the words of St. Paul writers of color. (Coffee House Press)

Dancing Through the Streets

Bringing the community together with Dancing Through the Streets, an event in which the audience travels to see performances at six different locations in Lowertown, culminating in a group song and dance party at the Bedlam Lowertown performance space.

Electric Machete Studios & Gallery

Highlighting the voices of Latinos in St. Paul's West Side neighborhood by creating an arts hub with studios for music production, visual arts, performance and more.

Film Space

Building community through film by creating a state-of-the art digital cinema theater in a little-used auditorium at the university.

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