Calling Minnesota artists! Now accepting proposals to perform at the Ordway

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Calling all Minnesota performing artists and ensembles! One month to apply


Now accepting proposals for financial support to produce an event at the Ordway

The Arts Partnership, a nonprofit collaboration between the Minnesota Opera, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Schubert Club, is accepting proposals now through February 1 for its Knight Foundation Cultural Opportunity Fund. Founded in 2015, the fund provides both full and partial grants that allow Minnesota performing artists and ensembles to rent the Ordway Concert Hall for an event or performance of their choosing.

The Knight Foundation Cultural Opportunity Fund is intended for those who could not otherwise afford to rent the Concert Hall to produce a performance or event in the hall. Since its creation, 63 artists have received more than $240,000 in support to host concerts, film screenings, stage productions and author readings in the Concert Hall.


How to apply

Develop an idea for a concert, film screening, author reading, workshop, recording, or lecture—you name it, so long as it’s venue-appropriate—and submit an application online. All submissions will be reviewed for feasibility, and evaluated by a panel of judges who will be looking for clearly articulated outreach strategies—you are responsible for attracting people to your event!— and organizational capacity to execute a successful event, as well as productions that help fulfill the organization’s mission, or advance the artist’s career.


Accepting proposals now through February 1

The Arts Partnership is deeply committed to accessibility for all audiences and artists in the Twin Cities.”
Jon Limbacher, President of The Arts Partnership and Managing Director & President of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra