Did you know that Minnesota students working with COMPAS Teaching Artists in creative writing residencies write more than 5,640 poems, short stories, and spoken word pieces each year? That's more than 15 pieces a day! Read more for a sneak peak of a poem that has been selected for the COMPAS Young Writers Anthology.Read More
In COMPAS’ Artful Aging™ programs Teaching Artists are used to sharing their art forms and teaching participants. It is not expected for the participants to teach the artists but that’s exactly what happened when folk musician Charlie Maguire spent a week with older adults at Avinity LEE Center up north in Hibbing.Read More
This week, Americans for the Arts is celebrating National Art Education Week by sharing stories of positive change that has happened #BecauseOfArtsEd.
Here are some first-hand stories from Minnesota telling us what was possible in their classrooms #BecauseOfArtsEd:Read More
How did you spend your summer vacation? For ArtsWork Apprentices, summer has meant long hours working to paint a mural and create mosaic tiles that will be mounted as part of a huge public art installation in the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary.
When Congresswoman Betty McCollum and her staff heard about the project, they wanted to stop by and see it for themselves. ArtsWork Apprentices got the chance to show off their work-in-progress to Congresswoman McCollum and other local leaders who stopped by to check out the space.Read More