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

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

MAP for Nonprofits
mapfornonprofits.org
MAP provides consulting and training for nonprofit, social enterprise and philanthropic organizations.

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
artsmn.org
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
minnesotanonprofits.org
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is an association with over 2,100 nonprofit members and provides resources, trainings, and advocacy.

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

Minnesota State Arts Board
arts.state.mn.us
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
minnesotatheateralliance.org
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.

Mnartists.org
mnartists.org
Mn Artists is home to art, writing, opportunities and conversation, online and off, by, for and about Midwestern artists working in every discipline.

Nonprofits Assistance Fund
nonprofitsassistancefund.org
Nonprofits Assistance Fund invests capital and financial expertise in nonprofits through loans, training, practical guidance, and financial management resources.

Springboard for the Arts
springboardforthearts.org
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.