Festival Partners

Springboard for the Arts

Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists. From our offices in Fergus Falls and Saint Paul, MN, Springboard provides programs that help artists make a living and a life, and programs that help communities connect to the creative power of artists. 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.

Victoria Theater Arts Center

We envision a vibrant neighborhood where the arts welcome, heal, transform and build power for the people of Frogtown and Rondo. The vision for the future of the Victoria Theater Arts Center is captured through authentic community engagement.

Metro State University

Metropolitan State was established in 1971, and now serves more than 10,500 students in the metropolitan area as we approach our fiftieth anniversary. Metropolitan State is fully accredited, comprehensive university and a member of the Minnesota State higher education system. CollegeNet’s Social Mobility Index, measuring colleges’ and universities’ success in elevating students from low income strata into the middle class by five years after graduation, ranks us thirty-ninth in the nation (in the top 3 percent), and first in Minnesota.

Minneapolis American Indian Center

The Minneapolis American Indian Center is focused on serving a large and tribally diverse urban American Indian population, numbering well over 35,000 in the eleven-county Minneapolis-St. Paul metro areas. Our mission is lived through programs that are guided by strong Native values; this includes preserving and supporting cultural traditions through art, youth and inter-generational programs that promote healthy lifestyles.

Indigenous Roots

Dedicated to building, supporting and cultivating opportunities for Native, Black, Brown and Indigenous peoples through cultural arts and activism. Indigenous Roots provides accessible space and programming to promote and practice holistic well being through indigenous arts, culture, and tradition.

International Indigenous Youth Council – Twin Cities

The International Indigenous Youth Council seeks to organize youth through education, spiritual practices and civic engagement to create positive change in our communities. Through action and ceremony, the IIYC commits to building a sustainable future for the next seven generations.

Ananya Dance Theatre

Ananya Dance Theatre is a dance company BIPOC women and femmes whose work interweaves contemporary dance and social justice. In dancing stories where our lives and dreams occupy the center, we shift the landscape of mainstream culture, build understanding about arts and social justice, and empower artistic voices.

Saint Paul Public Library

The Saint Paul Public Library is the cornerstone of our thriving city. We welcome people of all ages and cultures, strengthen neighborhoods and communities, and connect all to a world of knowledge.