A nonprofit organization

$147,140 raised by 461 donors

Last year, COMPAS put creativity in the hands of 33,000 K-12 students. With your help, we can reach an additional 135 classrooms this year!

COMPAS is an arts education and engagement organization. Our mission is to deliver creative experiences that unleash the potential within all of us. 

We do this by working with a wide range of organizations – schools, out of school programs, social service agencies, youth programs, libraries, programs for older adults, jails and other justice-involved programs, pediatric hospitals, shelters, and more – to bring creative programs TO their sites. 

Our 100+ professional Teaching Artists are practitioners of their art form with extensive knowledge of its cultural and historical context, experience making the art form, and expertise in teaching it to others. Over 50% of our teaching artists identify as BIPOC (representing over 40 racial and ethnic groups), LGBTQIA+, an immigrant, living with a disability, or a combination of these identities. COMPAS artists teach from their experience, which heavily intersects with their cultural identities. Many call themselves culture bearers as they feel like sharing their culture is inherent in sharing their art.  

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Arts & Culture Education Health Children & Family


450 Syndicate St. N., #325
Saint Paul, MN 55104



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