About Us


ArtsLab seeks to nurture a vibrant regional arts eco-system that ensures cultural leadership has the skills, ideas, and mindsets of adaptability and resiliency needed to thrive in a world of continuous change.

What We Do

ArtsLab provides intensive training, mentorship, and technical assistance to cultural leaders in the Midwest—strengthening nonprofit arts organizations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, western Minnesota, and North and South Dakota. ArtsLab is rooted in the belief that the arts are essential to a Midwest filled with vibrant communities, competitive industries, and strong economies.

Our Goals

  • Increase the pool of mature and engaged leadership meeting the demands for 21st century society, especially in the arts and culture sector.
  • Build the resilience and strengthen the presence and leadership of visionary arts organizations within their civic community and region.
  • Demonstrate the power of the arts to enhance community vitality and engagement.