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 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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By Levi Weinhagen, St Paul arts journalist Four St. Paul artists are coming together to create public art with organizations that have a positive environmental impact. Their 2014 Knight Arts Challenge award winning Plume Project is made up of three distinctive components conceived of individually but created with shared resources, connections and equipment. And all area created […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger In 2006, composer and audio designer Ben Houge was living in Shanghai and working on audio for a video game project for Ubisoft when he had dinner at a multi-sensory restaurant called Ultraviolet. The dining experience, coupled with how immersed Houge was in his audio work, made him […]

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By Stephen Sokolouski, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Following up on the recent appointments of Jeremy Denk, Martin Fröst, and Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is thrilled to announce today that Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto will become one of our Artistic Partners. Pekka is no stranger to Minnesota, having thrilled SPCO and Schubert Club audiences in recent seasons. To […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger Mu Performing Arts has become a national leader in developing and supporting the work of Asian-American playwrights, actors and musicians. Mu has also become a hub of education, community outreach, and a strong voice advocating for social justice. As Mu gets ready to start work on its Knight […]

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By American Composers Forum (ACF) NextNotes is a new, national program designed to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music composition regardless of musical style. Awards encourage and recognize the creative and talented composers with mentorship, scholarship funds and a performance of their work by professional musicians. The following outstanding 2015 NextNotes Winners […]

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By Thomas F. Surprenant, Stahl Construction Company Okay, it’s time to admit that I’m hooked on history. Now that I’ve embarked with my company, Stahl Construction, on the adventure of restoring and conserving some of the ghost signs in Lowertown, my interest in the local history of St. Paul has grown even stronger. I find […]

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The door is (officially) wide open St. Paul: Starting today, you can send in your best ideas for the arts for a chance at funding through the Knight Arts Challenge. The deadline is May 18th, the application available here at KnightArts.org, and there are just three rules to follow: The idea must be about art. […]

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