Irish Arts Minnesota (formerly IMDA)

A nonprofit organization

$267 raised by 4 donors

13% complete

$2,000 Goal

Dancers from Eilis Academy of Irish Dance celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Irish Arts Minnesota at Landmark Center

Join Irish Arts Minnesota for Give to the Max Day, November 17th!

Each year, Irish Arts Minnesota (IAM) partners with Landmark Center to present a family-friendly celebration of St. Patrick's Day.  In a typical year, this event fills Historic Landmark Center with the very best of traditional Irish music and dance on four stages and provides a showcase for our wonderful local musicians and dancers.  Irish Arts Minnesota also hosts a Day of Irish Dance at Landmark Center as part of the Sundays at Landmark series.  Day of Irish Dance allows more than 700 Irish dancers to share their passion.

The Pandemic interrupted this nearly 40 year tradition, as IAM's St. Patrick's Irish Celebration could not be held in person in either 2020 or 2021. Through the magic of technology, IAM was able to present a virtual celebration in both years but it's not really the same as gathering in person and hearing the beautiful space filled with Irish music and hearing those dancers' feet.  We were delighted to be back in person for our 40th at Landmark Center in March 2022!  And we are delighted to introduce our new website - - developed with funding from Give to the Max 2021!

Proceeds from our St. Patrick's Day festivities help fund the IAM Educational Grant Program.  Irish Arts Minnesota offers merit-based educational grants to help students of any age pursue their interest in the traditional arts of Ireland. Our goal is to help people who love Irish music, dance, visual arts, language, or storytelling to continue their studies, move to the next level of mastery, and share their interests with others. Recipients of IAM Educational Grants can continue their studies long into the future and, in so doing, enrich the cultural life of our community. Providing these educational grants is a core purpose of our organization because it invests in future generations of Irish artists.

Will you lend a hand this year?

Why donate?

In 2022, Irish Arts Minnesota made educational grants to five devoted students of Irish traditional arts:

  • Musician Ginger Anderson, who is using her grant for the purchase of a beautiful wooden Irish flute (center with Eamonn Cotter)
  • Musician and Dancer Danielle Enblom, who is using her grant for the repair of a beloved family guitar (lower left)
  • Dancer Allison Kohlhase, who is using her grant for Irish dance classes to improve her technique (upper right)
  • Musician Niamh Mee, who is using her grant for the purchase of a larger set of uilleann pipes (lower right)
  • Musician Katya Roberts, who is using her grant to attend traditional music classes in Ireland (upper left)

Give to the Max funding will mean that we can encourage another group of deserving applicants.

We need your help!

Support Irish Arts Minnesota by helping us fund the IAM Educational Grant Program in 2023.  Help us help the next group of deserving students of the traditional arts of Ireland.

Visit our Facebook page and let us know how the IAM has impacted your life. Or, if you prefer, email us at

Then, make a donation to help us continue to make a difference! 

Important note - Irish Arts Minnesota was formerly known as the Irish Music and Dance Association (IMDA) - hence the former logo at the top of the page.

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Irish Arts Minnesota (formerly IMDA)

other names

Irish Music and Dance Association

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400 Macalester St
Saint Paul, MN 55105



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