Cultural Opportunity Fund

Via The Miami Foundation

Goal

To create the Cultural Opportunity Fund, to provide community-based arts organizations the opportunity to present programming in a new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

While the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is home to four premier arts organizations, including the Minnesota Opera, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Schubert Club and the Ordway itself, high production costs have made it difficult for emerging and mid-range community arts organizations to present at the center. In an effort to bridge this gap, The Arts Partnership will create the Cultural Opportunity Fund, a subsidy providing emerging arts organizations with the opportunity to present programming at a state-of-the-art, 1100-seat concert hall without taking a significant financial risk. The venue size will also afford participating organizations the opportunity to sell more tickets and reach new audiences.

Project Team

The Miami Foundation