Artspace Immersion: Twin Cities

Artspace Immersion launches the Twin Cities 2018-2019 cohort 

Artspace Consulting is pleased to announce the participants of Artspace Immersion’s Twin Cities 2018-2019 cohort. The Immersion program is designed to build organizational capacity for arts and cultural nonprofits to create and maintain affordable space for their programming. 

After piloting the program in Detroit, Michigan in 2015-2016, Artspace refined the curriculum, which includes monthly sessions with a mix of speakers, activities, facilitated discussions, group presentations, and independent work time. Artspace will work with each organization independently to provide one-on-one technical assistance consulting. Participants will build skills, strengthen networks, and receive technical assistance to advance their space-related initiative.

The ten selected Minneapolis and Saint Paul arts organizations are in various stages of facility planning and have dedicated a three-person leadership team to participate in the 18-month program:

  1. Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
  2. Electric Machete
  3. FilmNorth
  4. FOCI –Minnesota Center for Glass Arts (MCGA)
  5. HUGE Improv Theater
  6. Playwrights’Center
  7. Public Functionary
  8. Saint Paul Ballet / Element Gym
  9. Threads Dance Project
  10. Youth Performance Company

The Twin Cities cohort kicked off in February 2018 with its first workshop and will continue through June 2019. During this time, the participants will be immersed into Artspace’s mission-driven, artist-led process and connect them with other local experts in the field. 

The next stop for the Immersion program is Memphis, Tennessee. In Summer 2018, Artspace will assemble a cohort of Memphis-based arts and cultural organizations that are undergoing facility-related planning. Arts organizations interested in learning more about the upcoming Memphis Immersion program can contact Anna Growcott at

This program, including the Detroit pilot and the forthcoming Memphis cohort, were made possible with funding and support from The Kresge Foundation.   


Review the 2017 Immersion Twin Cities application HERE