Support Organizations

These organizations in the Twin Cities area provide resources and support that may be helpful to local arts projects, organizations, and artists.

Arts Midwest
Arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people’s lives. MRAC and Arts Midwest have a partnership through the ArtsLab program.

COMPAS works with writers, musicians, visual artists, and performers to provide hands-on programs throughout Minnesota.

DanceMN is an artist-driven resource that increases visibility and vitality for Minnesota dance.

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) is a statewide arts advocacy organization that organizes the arts community to lobby the Minnesota State Legislature and Congress. Their mission is to ensure opportunity for all people to have access to and involvement in the arts.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is an association with over 2,100 nonprofit members and provides resources, trainings, and advocacy.

Minnesota Playlist
MinnesotaPlaylist is the virtual town square for Minnesota’s performing arts.

Minnesota State Arts Board
The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state through grants and other resources.

Minnesota Theater Alliance
The MTA mission is to leverage the collective strengths of Minnesota’s theaters and theater professionals to promote, support, and advocate for the Minnesota theater industry locally, nationally, and internationally, believing that theater is an essential public good, critical to a healthy and truly democratic society and invaluable as a source of personal enrichment and growth.
Mn Artists is home to art, writing, opportunities and conversation, online and off, by, for and about Midwestern artists working in every discipline.

Propel Nonprofits
Propel Nonprofits was created from the merger of Nonprofits Assistance Fund and MAP for Nonprofits. They fuel the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits with guidance, expertise, and capital.

Springboard for the Arts
Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life. Springboard offers an Incubator program where they serve as fiscal sponsors for informal arts groups.