Festival Partners

All My Relations Arts

All My Relations Arts honors and strengthens relationships between contemporary American Indian artists and the living influence of preceding generations, between artists and audiences of all ethnic backgrounds, and between art and the vitality of the American Indian Cultural Corridor.

Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation

(ASANDC) is based in St. Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood, and with Neighborhood Development Corporation launched the Rondo Arts Cultural Business District in 2013. Today ASANDC hosts a variety of social, economic, housing, and commercial development programs for Aurora St. Anthony, Frogtown and Summit-University residents of all ages, with a mission to foster positive relationships within and between the neighborhoods we serve and to support our members in affecting the quality of life in their communities.

The Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program of the City of Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program’s mission is to leverage the creative sector towards social and economic growth in the city of Minneapolis.

Green Minneapolis

Green Minneapolis is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 multi-project conservancy established to advance the vitality of downtown Minneapolis through parks, greening and program activation. Green Minneapolis engages in strategic public, private and philanthropic partnerships to advance the common goal of creating a vibrant public realm.

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

The mission of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing access to critical human services, fostering and promoting personal growth, and developing community leadership.

With a primary focus in the Summit-University area, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center successfully operates a wide variety of programs, which specifically address the critical needs of community residents.

Model Cities

Model Cities is a private nonprofit organization created in 1967 to service residents of St. Paul’s Rondo/Frogtown community. Our mission is to “promote social and economic prosperity by providing access to opportunities that develop and stabilize families and communities.

Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)

The Native American Community Development Institute acts as a catalyst to help Native people create the future they envision. Our work is founded on the belief that all American Indian people have a place, purpose, and a future strengthened by sustainable community development.

NACDI initiates projects that benefit the Native community, often in partnership with other Indigenous-led organizations.

Penumbra Theatre

Penumbra Theatre creates professional productions that are artistically excellent, thought provoking, and relevant and illuminates the human condition through the prism of the African American experience.

Penumbra’s goals are:
To increase public awareness of the significant contributions of African Americans in creating a diversified American theatrical tradition.

To encourage and facilitate a culturally diverse and all-inclusive America by using theatre to teach, criticize, comment and model.

To use theatre to create an American mythology that includes African Americans and other peoples of color in every thread of the fabric of our society.

To continue to maintain and stabilize a black performing arts community.

Rondo Community Library

Minneapolis American Indian Center

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Building

All My Relations Arts

All My Relations Arts honors and strengthens relationships between contemporary American Indian artists and the living influence of preceding generations, between artists and audiences of all ethnic backgrounds, and between art and the vitality of the American Indian Cultural Corridor.

Franklin Library

The Night Library is a project of Hennepin County Library (HCL), who is excited to be presenting in the Northern Spark festival for a fifth consecutive year. This year the creative process has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with local Native artists to “Indigenize” the Franklin Library. Through a mix of modern and traditional storytelling, projection, puppetry and live performance, HCL hopes the audience can learn about and from our Native community.

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

The mission of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing access to critical human services, fostering and promoting personal growth, and developing community leadership.

With a primary focus in the Summit-University area, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center successfully operates a wide variety of programs, which specifically address the critical needs of community residents.

Hennepin County Library

Hennepin County Library’s mission is to nourish minds, transform lives and build community together. We envision a Hennepin County where library services ensure every person has the opportunity and resources to read, graduate, engage, work and learn.

Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)

The Native American Community Development Institute acts as a catalyst to help Native people create the future they envision. Our work is founded on the belief that all American Indian people have a place, purpose, and a future strengthened by sustainable community development.

NACDI initiates projects that benefit the Native community, often in partnership with other Indigenous-led organizations.

Saint Paul Public Library

The Saint Paul Public Library is the cornerstone of our thriving city. We welcome people of all ages and cultures, strengthen neighborhoods and communities, and connect all to a world of knowledge.

The Commons

The Commons is a 4.2 acre public green space in downtown Minneapolis. The park is bounded by 4th and 5th Streets and Park Avenue and 5th Avenue.

Ketzal Coatlicue

Ketzal Coatlicue (Precious mother earth) is a Kalpulli (learning community) of Indigenous people joined by the desire to learn, share and live in the Mexican Aztec dance tradition. Ketzal Coatlicue pursues this spiritual, mental, and physical vocation with music from the sacred drum, conch shells, seeds and other instruments gifted by the natural environment. The group consists of multi-age dancers with varying years of experience. They are located in South Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Saint Paul Almanac

The Saint Paul Almanac is a people’s meeting space for sharing the stories of our community through our annual book, public readings, and a unique community editor mentorship program. Our leadership, employees, participants, and contractors (editors, artists, filmmakers, etc.) reflect a multiplicity of ethnicities, which is a guiding principle put into daily action for engagement in the arts in Saint Paul. Saint Paul Almanac exists to center the people of our community into the heart of storytelling, story sharing, and all other literary activities.

All My Relations Arts

All My Relations Arts honors and strengthens relationships between contemporary American Indian artists and the living influence of preceding generations, between artists and audiences of all ethnic backgrounds, and between art and the vitality of the American Indian Cultural Corridor.

The Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program of the City of Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program’s mission is to leverage the creative sector towards social and economic growth in the city of Minneapolis.

Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Art

Foci MCGA is a nonprofit glass studio. We provide space for artists, educators and the public to gather, learn and practice the ancient art of shaping molten glass. The gallery and studio are free to visit and open to the public Monday – Sunday, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Franklin Library

The Night Library is a project of Hennepin County Library (HCL), who is excited to be presenting in the Northern Spark festival for a fifth consecutive year. This year the creative process has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with local Native artists to “Indigenize” the Franklin Library. Through a mix of modern and traditional storytelling, projection, puppetry and live performance, HCL hopes the audience can learn about and from our Native community.

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

The mission of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing access to critical human services, fostering and promoting personal growth, and developing community leadership.

With a primary focus in the Summit-University area, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center successfully operates a wide variety of programs, which specifically address the critical needs of community residents.

Hennepin County Library

Hennepin County Library’s mission is to nourish minds, transform lives and build community together. We envision a Hennepin County where library services ensure every person has the opportunity and resources to read, graduate, engage, work and learn.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Inspiring wonder through the power of art. The Minneapolis Institute of Art enriches the community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures.

Minnesota Sacred Harp Singers

The Minnesota State Sacred Harp Singing Convention meets regularly to sing from The Sacred Harp and other American shaped-note tunebooks. We’re a singing community, not a performance group. We have all-day singings (“conventions”) in February, July and September, and two-hour singings at least once a week. Our schedule is at http://mnfasola.org/.

Model Cities

Model Cities is a private nonprofit organization created in 1967 to service residents of St. Paul’s Rondo/Frogtown community. Our mission is to “promote social and economic prosperity by providing access to opportunities that develop and stabilize families and communities.

Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)

The Native American Community Development Institute acts as a catalyst to help Native people create the future they envision. Our work is founded on the belief that all American Indian people have a place, purpose, and a future strengthened by sustainable community development.

NACDI initiates projects that benefit the Native community, often in partnership with other Indigenous-led organizations.

Saint Paul Public Library

The Saint Paul Public Library is the cornerstone of our thriving city. We welcome people of all ages and cultures, strengthen neighborhoods and communities, and connect all to a world of knowledge.

Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art. Walker programs examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.

Weavers Guild of Minnesota

The Weavers Guild of Minnesota’s mission is to preserve and advance the arts of weaving, spinning, and dyeing.