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 […]
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 Program Director Polly Talen.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger The Winding Sheet Outfit is a group of theater artists focused on creating small experiences with seemingly random objects in ways that marry the silly and the sinister. Their project, “The Theatre of the Tiny Clandestines,” was awarded a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul grant and now […]
In just a few days, on April 20, we will be launching the Knight Arts Challenge in St. Paul, and looking to fund the best ideas for engaging and enriching the community through the arts. To help spread the word, we will be hosting a series of Community Q & A sessions where applicants can […]
By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger Not many artists are called unique and actually deserve it. But sculptor and Paleo-osteological interpreter Michael Bahl makes work that is truly unlike anything else in the art world. Bahl’s newest project, thanks in part to a Knight Arts Challenge grant, will be a bronze skeleton of a large […]
By Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez, TU Dance TU Dance, the acclaimed Minnesota-based dance company led by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, returns to the Cowles Center for Dance as part of its 11th annual performance season. On stage at 8pm on Friday-Saturday, April 17-18, and 2pm on Sunday, April 19th at the Cowles Center in downtown […]
By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger “We Are Hmong Minnesota,” the new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center developed in partnership with many individuals and organizations active in the local Hmong community, does an amazing job of letting visitors stand in the past and look through the present into the future. The diaspora of […]
By Stephen Sokolouski, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra This week, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is heading west to the Bay Area for a three-day residency at Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley. The SPCO will be the first chamber orchestra to participate in this program, joining the ranks of such world-renowned orchestras as the Vienna Philharmonic, […]
By Levi Weinhagen, St Paul arts blogger Over the past 15 years, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) has gone through a host of transitions – from giving over artistic direction to its own musicians to inaugurating a new concert hall to rave reviews earlier this month. During that time, the orchestra’s President and Managing […]