Creating a brighter future.

ArtsWork Apprenticeship projects take place during the summer in the visual, literary or performing arts. Check out this story of how COMPAS Teaching Artists helped youth facing homelessness create a brighter future.

Ready to see how a COMPAS Teaching Artist can bring your youth programming to new levels? Contact us at 651.292.3254 or send us an e-mail.

How does it work? We will work with you to help match you with a COMPAS Teaching Artist, and create a program that fits your goals, and the youth you are working with. Through experienced program management, high quality artists and a proven track record with teens, art, and employment programs, we help you inspire youth to reach new heights.

Watch the video below for real-life stories from teens in the program.

You've probably enjoyed one of the many public art projects COMPAS apprentices have created around the Twin Cities and may not even know it. Look for our work on the outside of buildings like Juxtaposition Arts, the Hancock Recreation Center, Stepping Stone Theater or East Side Food Co-op. Here are a few examples of public art pieces created by COMPAS Creative Youth programs:This video by the Minnesota Department of Education highlights COMPAS apprentices creating a mosaic for Lyngblomsten Care Center.

  • This video by documented COMPAS apprentices as they created a large-scale mosaic that is displayed on the outside of Eastside Food Coop.

  • This article on Twin Cities Daily Planet showcases the public art now on display outside the Hancock Recreation Center.