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Community Creativity Cohort

Making art central to problem solving on more issues in more communities all around our region.

How do we do this?

Trust people to know what they need.

The Community Creativity Cohort is a capacity building program built on this idea. The program’s aims are to support organizations that make art and culture central to problem solving and strengthening their community.

The cohort includes both art and culture organizations and non-art organizations. It focuses on organizations led by and serving people of color or Indigenous people and/or led by and serving people from rural communities and smaller towns in our region. Participants receive general operating grants and capacity building support.

Learn more about the current cohort.


Kayla Schubert, community learning catalyst, 612.238.8015
Carly Newhouse, program & accessibility manager, 612.238.8002


The Community Creativity Cohort is funded by the Bush Foundation and operated by Arts Midwest.

Banner photo: Little Africa Annual Festival (St Paul, MN): Jacob and Freweini share the story of Greta McClain’s mural, Braided. Photo used with permission of African Economic Development Solutions.