Archive for the Building Expansion 2019-20 Category

Twin Cities Music Therapy Grows at CFPA

Twin Cities Music Therapy Grows at CFPA
Music has this ability to hold the array of the human experience. In a way that you don’t have to name it, and you don’t have to explain it. You can allow the music to hold it. Beyond creating performance and gathering spaces, the expansion is alsoRead more

Hiring Deadline Extended!

Hiring Deadline Extended!

CFPA is hiring for two positions, now closing Mon. 2/15! We are seeking a Production Coordinator to facilitate our new performance spaces, and a Staff Associate to support the CFPA team. Learn more.

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Place-Based Poetry at CFPA

Place-Based Poetry at CFPA
Executive Director Jackie Hayes and artist Cole Sarar collaborated to identify a local poet of indigenous ancestry to write a poem commemorating the site where CFPA is growing. Based on their compelling use of imagery and modern lyricism, Halee Kirkwood was commissioned to write a poem thatRead more

Illusion Theater Joins CFPA

Illusion Theater Joins CFPA

We are thrilled to announce Illusion Theater will soon call CFPA home! Illusion’s mission is to generate theater that illuminates the illusions, myths, and realities of our times and to catalyze personal and social change. Illusion presents, tours, and creates work that addresses issues important to our

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Welcome New Facilities Staff

Welcome New Facilities Staff
  Rico Morales brings more than 40 years of farm, agricultural, and Indigenous experience and wisdom to CFPA in handling our landscape and grounds. He has helped build several community ovens and gardens in the Twin Cities Metro, and enjoys community building with others. He looks forwardRead more

Thurs. 11/19 is Give to the Max Day!

Thurs. 11/19 is Give to the Max Day!
On Thurs. 11/19, thousands of orgs across MN will experience a statewide outpouring of support for Give to the Max Day. We invite you to give to the Performance Collective's Campaign for Imaginative Action, to support a world where every human lives artistically and every artist livesRead more

Here’s to Another 25 Years

Here’s to Another 25 Years

On October 15, 1995, artist Jackie Hayes purchased an old convent. 25 years later, CFPA is expanding our facilities and programs, bringing more spaces, resources, and creative experiences to the Twin Cities. Though we couldn’t gather to celebrate, know that there’s a massive party to come. We

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Coffee on the Corner

Coffee on the Corner
You've probably heard our expansion is well underway, a process continuing through early 2021. Stop by 38th & Pleasant for Coffee On the Corner, 8:15am this Fri. 9/18 & Wed. 9/23. Meet folks from our Stahl Construction team, get updates on the project's progress (+ free coffee),Read more

Star Tribune on Groundbreaking

Star Tribune on Groundbreaking
A nice little article on the project, with comments from architect Alliiance, and of course CFPA leader Jackie Hayes: "Amid a local arts landscape that has seen performance organizations and venues close or reduce operations consistently over the past few years, now more than ever, we sawRead more

[Virtual] Groundbreaking

[Virtual] Groundbreaking
The Center for Performing Arts is thrilled to invite you to our [Virtual] Groundbreaking, 12pm CT Thursday, July 23! Join us for an expansion update by CFPA leader Jackie Hayes! The first in a series of virtual open houses, this first event will provide an overview andRead more