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Uzoma Obasi

Uzoma Obasi is a creative entrepreneur, producer, and photographer from Minneapolis. He sat down with Chanda to talk about using his skills to document history, his advice to creatives, and the evolution of his storytelling.

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Safe Communities: TaikoArts Midwest

TaikoArts Midwest received a micro grant from our Fund For Safe Communities. Watch this video to learn more about this unique arts organization.

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The Arts in 2022: Mixed Blood Theatre

Watch this conversation with R.T. Rybak featuring longtime Mixed Blood Theatre artistic director Jack Reuler, who spent 46 years running the organization, and the new artistic director Mark Valdez.

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Native Star Light

Our President and CEO, R.T. Rybak, was invited to Fashion Week Minnesota’s “Native Star Light," an event showcasing Native design and style. Watch this video for a glimpse of the brilliance and creativity of Native designers in our community.

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Seeding Cultural Treasures

Regional Cultural Treasures, an initiative for which the Minneapolis Foundation was honored to serve as a grant administrator, is taking its next step. Seeding Cultural Treasures will cultivate the landscape of emerging arts and culture organizations run by and for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color through grants administered by Propel Nonprofits.

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The Arts in 2022: The Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center ranks among the five most-visited modern/contemporary art museums in the United States. R.T. Rybak sat down with Mary Ceruti, the Walker's Executive Director, to talk about the state of the arts in Minnesota.

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The Arts in 2022: Juxtaposition Arts

Juxtaposition Arts is a teen-staffed art and design center, gallery, retail shop, and artists' studio space in North Minneapolis. R.T. Rybak spoke with their CEO, Gabrielle Grier, about the organization's goals and vision for the future.

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The Arts in 2022: Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater produces a mix of classic and contemporary plays and continues to set a national standard for excellence in theatrical production and performance. R.T. Rybak spoke with the Guthrie's Artistic Director, Joseph Haj, about how the pandemic affected theater and what's needed to move forward.

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The Arts in 2022: The Givens Collection

The Givens Collection of African American Literature is an invaluable community and scholarly resource. R.T. Rybak spoke with Dr. Herman Milligan about the collection and how it helps educate Minnesota's young people.

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Regional Cultural Treasures

A $12.6 million regional initiative of America’s Cultural Treasures will provide new funding for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American-led arts organizations. The funding, to be distributed in two phases, is made possible by a collaboration of the McKnight, Ford, Bush and Jerome Foundations. The Minneapolis Foundation will administer the Regional Cultural Treasures grants.

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