To build understanding of the long invisible, yet vibrant North End community through digital storytelling by local youth and adults.
To help develop local screenwriters through a fellowship competition where all finalists receive mentoring and classes to improve their work
To activate storefronts affected by construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail on University Avenue in St. Paul with site-specific interactive theater productions.
To transform the city's landmarks by having lighting designer Jeff Bartlett turn buildings into kinetic canvases for light, color and drama
To amplify artists' and immigrant business owners' voices along Snelling Avenue through mosaics, graffiti art and paint murals that showcase the neighborhood's stories.
To preserve the art of Somali poetry through a mobile art program offering performances and educational programming.
To engage community members in developing and executing projects that increase the vibrancy of neighborhoods and commercial districts along the new Central Corridor Green Line
To foster cross-cultural exchange and dialogue among Twin Cities Latino and Asian communities, Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theater will collaborate on a series of new works titled "Latino-Asian Fusion Series"
To support Living Cities and the Integration Initiative, a multidisciplinary focus on both neighborhood and system transformation in five cities, including St. Paul and Detroit
To support LISC's national strategic shift to expand the services it provides in low-income neighborhoods and to have greater impact on their social and economic vitality. Detroit, St. Paul and Duluth will be pilot cities
To foster a love for music in St. Paul youth by teaching them to perform African and Brazilian rhythms on percussion instruments, preparing for performances at the Saint Paul Saints' new ballpark.
To celebrate the city through spoken word by creating a tapestry of poems written by residents in 10 rapidly growing neighborhoods.