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Twin Cities Arts ink, Inc.

Arts ink is an arts and non-profit creative agency and think tank. With services ranging from project management, graphic design and strategic planning, they strive to keep services affordable and accessible for organizations with varied budgets.

Arts ink also helps organizations activate and advance donor relationships through fundraising initiatives that raise dollars today to strengthen organizations for tomorrow.

Funding, Organization resources, Promotion & Advocacy
National Control Booth Forum

Online forum and wiki for technical theater

Art-making, Community
National Creative Capital

Supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services

Twin Cities Dance MN

Produce a weekly bulletin for the Twin Cities dance community, announcing upcoming events, classes, and opportunites.

Art-making, Artist resources, Community, Jobs & Auditions listings, News, Promotion & Advocacy
Twin Cities Emerging Performing Arts Leaders Facebook group

Organized by the Minnesota Theater Alliance, a networking and learning cohort for emerging leaders.

State Explore Minnesota

Statewide tourism resource

Promotion & Advocacy
National Fractured Atlas

National support organization for artists offering fiscal sponsorship, insurance, ticketing software, business skills webinars, help with international visas, and more.

Artist resources, Organization resources, Training
State Give MN

Statewide online giving platform, producers of Give to the Max Day

State MAP for Nonprofits

Works to strengthen the Minnesota nonprofit community by connecting organizations to sound governance, strategy, the law, and business practices. Excellent board training, board search, and financial/nonprofit consulting services.

Finance/Accounting, Organization resources, Training
State Minnesota Arts Market

The place to find and post reusable arts and theater materials. It is a free service that links organizations that have reusable goods they no longer need to those who can use them.

Art-making, Organization resources
State Minnesota Association of Community Theatres

Volunteer run organization which holds meetings, workshops, festivals and other events throughout the state for community theaters.

Community, Organization resources
State Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

MCA advocates on behalf of arts in Minnesota, organizes Arts Advocacy Day at the Capitol, and helped make the Legacy Amendment happen.

Promotion & Advocacy
State Minnesota Council Foundations

Represents 3/4 of all grantmaking in the state through their foundation membership. They offer the Minnesota Grantmakers Online database of funders, an amazing calendar of grant deadlines, online grantseeking resources, webinars, and a diversity and inclusion action kit.

Funding, Organization resources, Training
State Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Support for nonprofit organizations, including how to start a nonprofit, job board, vendor listing, publications, resource library, training, insurance, and more.

Jobs & Auditions listings, Organization resources, Training
Twin Cities Minnesota Fringe Festival

The biggest uncurated theater festival in the state and one of the best places to produce or showcase your own work if you're new to producing.

Art-making, Artist resources, Community, Organization resources, Promotion & Advocacy, Training
State Minnesota Presenters Network

Network to share, distribute and exchange information pertinent to Minnesota presenters including booking, artist fees, contact information and other issues.

Art-making, Community, Organization resources
State Minnesota State Arts Board

The state's granting organization for the arts, with many different grant programs for organizations and individual artists.


Minnesota's online trade journal for performing arts, including articles, auditions, jobs, talent directories, business services, show calendar, and more.

Artist resources, Community, Jobs & Auditions listings, News, Organization resources, Promotion & Advocacy

An online platform across all art forms for artists, organizations, opportunities, events,and articles.

Artist resources, Community, News, Promotion & Advocacy
National Network of Ensemble Theatres

Gatherings, grants, advocacy, and resources for ensemble-based theater companies and artists.

Art-making, Community, Funding, Training
State Nonprofit Assistance Fund

Invests capital and financial expertise in nonprofits through loans, training, practical guidance, and financial management resources.

Finance/Accounting, Funding, Organization resources, Training
State Regional Arts Councils

Localized government granting organizations, one in each of xx regions. One of the very best places to start with grant seeking. Many also provide workshops, advice, and other resources.

Twin Cities Skewed Visions Petri Dish

A regular and perpetual series of discussions about the relationship between specific works of art — whether film, literature, music, or theater — and the process of thinking about and creating new work.

State SpaceFinder Minnesota

Directory of spaces available for rehearsal and performance. Free to read, free to post.

Art-making, Artist resources
State Springboard for the Arts

Connecting artists with the resources they need to make a living and a life. Workshops, career counseling, resource center, fiscal agency, legal help, healthcare resources, job board, and more - all supported by a staff of exceptionally smart friendly people who are artists themselves.

Artist resources, Funding, Jobs & Auditions listings, Organization resources, Training
Twin Cities Technical Tools of the Trade

Helping theater technicians and designers expand their skills, network with others and build sustainable careers.

Art-making, Artist resources, Training
National The Playwrights' Center

A national support organization for playwrights and new plays, offering membership, workshops, development, funding, and fellowships, as well as help to organizations looking for new plays.

Art-making, Artist resources, Community, Funding, Training
National Theatre Communications Group

National organization for American theatre, publisher of American Theatre Magazine and Artsearch jobs listing, presenter of a huge annual conference, advocacy, research, funding, training, and more.

Funding, Jobs & Auditions listings, Organization resources, Training
State VSA Minnesota

The state organization on arts and disability, offering education and advice to artists and organizations, grants, resources, and more related to access to the arts.

Artist resources, Community, Funding, Organization resources, Promotion & Advocacy, Training
Twin Cities Welcome to the Twin Cities Improv Community

A collaboratively created Google doc that gives a thorough and welcoming overview of the improv scene.

Art-making, Artist resources, Community

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