Art has the potential to unify.
It can speak in many languages without a translator.
The arts do not discriminate. The arts can lift us up.

— Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

cfpa is expanding its mission, space, and programming.

We are innovating a sustainable ecosystem for artists and arts businesses in the design of a new 20,000 square foot expansion.

This distinctive addition will be home to:

• The Artists’ Accelrator — a new incubator for artists and arts organizations
• Two new performance spaces, each seating 100 people
• Additional rehearsal and class spaces
• More private office space

Social Impact

In 2020, cfpa will celebrate 25 years as an arts and community resource. Thousands of students, artists, and small businesses have thrived in cfpa’s artist’s residencies, music and dance opportunities, rehearsal spaces, and youth programs.

This expansion will impact all artists in the Twin Cities by offering a new south Minneapolis location to practice, perform and produce work.

Economic Innovation

Sustainability — innovating alternate economic models for artist and arts organizations — is a critical need.

Eight long-standing performance organizations and venues in the Twin Cities have recently closed, reduced, or suspended operations. They hosted the work of a wide range of artists, performance traditions, races, gender identities, and cultures.

Expansion Updates

Join us in supporting this project!

Donate Today

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The Artists’ Accelerator at cfpa is fiscally sponsored by Revolution Dance Works, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. (Federal Tax ID #82-2896342)


Your gift will help to:

  • Provide affordable, high-quality facilities and equipment for artists and audiences.
  • Sponsor artist residencies, mentorships, workshops, educational seminars, and trainings.
  • Catalyze the integration of artists’ work into the everyday lives of our neighborhood and the metro.
  • Support the essential research, development and implementation of models for artistic sustainability.