Artspace Immersion: Twin Cities (2018-19)

Immersion in Artspace's Hometown 

The Artspace Immersion: Twin Cities program is designed to build organizational capacity for arts and cultural nonprofits to create and maintain affordable space for their programming. After piloting the program in Detroit (2015 – 16), Artspace refined the curriculum to include monthly sessions with a mix of speakers, activities, facilitated discussions, group presentations, and independent work time. Artspace is also working with each organization independently to provide one-on-one technical assistance. Participants will build skills and strengthen networks while immersed in Artspace’s mission-driven, artist-led process. Artspsace Immersion will next travel to Memphis, TN.


This program is made possible by The Kresge Foundation.

Artspace Immersion has been really insightful. It has given our leadership team the space and time to think through these problems, and it’s given us access to resources and people with knowledge in real estate, legal, and operational expenses.

Kelly Nezworski, Foci – Minnesota Center for Glass Art


 The 10 selected Minneapolis and Saint Paul arts organizations are in various stages of facility planning and have dedicated a three-person leadership team to participate in the 18-month program:

  • Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
  • Electric Machete
  • FilmNorth
  • FOCI –Minnesota Center for Glass Arts (MCGA)
  • HUGE Improv Theater
  • Playwrights’Center
  • Public Functionary
  • Saint Paul Ballet / Element Gym
  • Threads Dance Project
  • Youth Performance Company