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Museums & Libraries

Find arts education, arts events, and art activities for libraries and museums in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area and greater Minnesota.

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Libraries and museums play a crucial role in nurturing creativity, and COMPAS offers creative experiences specifically designed to foster discovery and self-expression in library environments.

Together, we can ensure that your patrons are stepping into a world where creativity knows no bounds and creative experiences come to life. 

Examples of Programs You Can Tailor for Your Museum or Local Library…

Performances: Pair a performance, perhaps hip-hop or spoken word poetry, with engaging workshops or community events. COMPAS performances are more than just shows. They are unforgettable experiences that bring people together. 

Public Art Projects: Participants immerse themselves in the beauty of creating everything from stunning murals to functional bike racks and captivating sculptures. Created by and for neighborhoods, these projects reflect the heart and soul of their communities. 

Note: Our programs are adaptable to adhere to library policies, ensuring that any installations are in line with regulations regarding duration (temporary or permanent), scale, or thematic content.

Workshops: Whether your patrons are children, teens, or adults of any age, our workshops build creative skills and serve as a gateway to explore visual arts, music, theatre, writing, media, and dance. 

Multi-Session Residencies: Dive deeper into the world of creativity with our multi-session residencies. Ideal for returning participants, these immersive experiences not only cultivate new skills but also enhance existing ones, building upon participants’ prior knowledge and expertise in their chosen art forms. From visual arts to music, theatre, writing, media, and dance, our residencies foster personal growth and expression. Residencies can also be offered as spring break/summer camp-style sessions.

Individual Art Kits: Explore seed art, mini-movies, collage, watercolor, drawing, poetry, sewing, and more! Each kit includes step-by-step instructions, supplies, and prompts for further exploration. Use them as stand-alone activities or pair them with in-person or virtual programming.

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COMPAS is an arts education nonprofit that puts creativity in the hands of Minnesotans, regardless of their age, background, or skills. Based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, COMPAS teaching artists deliver creative experiences and arts programming across Minnesota.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.