St. Paul

The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in St. Paul that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Special Assistant to the VP/Community and National Initiatives George Abbott.

The Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul is a community-wide contest funding projects that engage and enrich the community through the arts. If you have questions about Knight Arts Challenge in St. Paul please contact Nicole Chipi. The contest is open now until May 18, 2015.

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger There are as many reasons why someone attends a conference as there are conferences. Some of us go to represent our place of employment or affiliated organization, some of us go to learn practical skills and information we can’t easy access in our daily lives. Some of us […]

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By Bonnie Marshall,  American Composers Forum On June 27, 2015 the American Composers Forum (ACF) will present a concert of six of the most accomplished teenaged composers in the United States. The diverse musical offerings will be performed by professional musicians from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area as well as by the winners themselves. The NextNotes […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger It’s likely you’ve walked past a “ghost sign” and not even noticed it. A ghost sign is an old, hand-painted advertising sign that has been preserved on a building for an extended period of time. In the 19th and 20th centuries, exterior brick walls were seen as prime […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger This year will mark the 10th iteration of Mizna‘s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival. This year’s festival runs Nov. 5-8, and for the second year in row it will take place at the St. Anthony Main Theatre, except for closing night at the Walker Art Center. Mizna’s Executive […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger There’s an art show currently on display just off of University Avenue in St. Paul that features not only lovely images, but also some great artist’s statements unlike most you’re likely to find in a gallery. Each displayed work is a wildly unique mix of hand-drawn portraiture and […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger Curious Incident started accidentally in the fall of 2014 when radio host and producer Jade Tittle, graphic designer and art director Leu Solomon, and theater maker and community organizer Ashley Hanson were chatting over wine at the University Club in St. Paul. They were sharing stories from their […]

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By Jenny Pennaz, Contempo Physical Dance This weekend marks the world premiere of Vulcão, an exciting new piece by Contempo Physical Dance. The company’s fourth full-length piece focuses on forces acting within the earth, generally unseen by humans, that manifest themselves in awesome displays of fiery power. Vulcão is Contempo Physical Dance’s latest collaboration between […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger Walker West Music Academy plans to use its 8 O’Clock Jazz series to meld history, community, education and progress on Selby Avenue. The series, which was awarded a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge grant, will bring high-level local and national jazz artists to St. Paul on a monthly basis. […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger What started as the next iteration of Grammy Camp St. Paul, an ongoing program focused on teaching music-making to young people, has morphed into a new program called Women in Music and Audio weekend Targeting teenage girls ages 13-18, this 2014 Knight Arts Challenge Award-winning project is a […]

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The Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul deadline is approaching May 18, and we want to make sure you have all the info you need to apply in one place. Here goes: Application tips: Past challenge winners offered a range of tips on putting together a winning idea and application; Info on past winners: Over the […]

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