Regional Resources

Find an Artist -- or Find an Arts Organization

Initative Foundation -
The Initiative Foundation exists for one purpose, to improve the quality of life in central Minnesota. At the core of our work is the belief that local people possess the talent, passion and ability to achieve a brighter future. Our programs and investments strive to give every person an opportunity to contribute to a shared vision and plan of action that strengthens community character and relationships.

Each foundation's priorities are decided by the people in its own region, with grants and loans supporting such issues as economic development, leadership development, community building, and families, youth and seniors.

Classical MPR's Music for Learning portfolio of programs is designed to foster your students' passion for classical music. It's your go-to resource for materials that meet Minnesota K-12 music education standards.

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
The NYMRCC is dedicated to expanding the cultural and creative opportunities of rural Americans by offering innovative, quality arts programming, and demonstrating how the arts can be used as an economic development tool in rural communities across the nation.

United Arts of Central Minnesota -
United Arts of Central Minnesota, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, exists to improve the quality of life for people in central Minnesota by raising money and support for the area’s leading arts organizations. During its annual giving campaign in March and April, United Arts offers an opportunity for community leaders and businesses to work together to support the arts.

Visual Arts Minnesota-
Visual Arts Minnesota is a non-profit organization supported by grants and individual donations. VAM helps to promote the arts in the Central Minnesota area. We are dedicated to:
  • Creating opportunities through many venues for visual artists to exhibit and sell their work
  • Providing resources for the visual artists, students, and educators
  • Fostering an appreciation for visual arts in our everyday lives

Wirth Center for the Performing Arts -
The Wirth Center for the Performing Arts has been at the cutting edge of performing arts instruction in the upper Midwest since 1981.  Offering an array of educational programs, from Early Childhood Instruction to the professional level, The Wirth Center offers music to all ages.

Youth Performance Company -
Founded in 1989, Youth Performance Company (YPC) is rich in character and commitment to serving young artists, young audiences, and the community. YPC's mission is dedicated to igniting and fuelling the artistic spirit of youth by developing, empowering and advancing young artists. YPC works towards this mission by targeting excellence in theatre performance, arts education, and diversified youth-centered programming which promotes artistic quality, arts advocacy, self-determination, leadership, volunteerism and community service, facilitated by a professionally staffed theatre arts organization.

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