Board Opportunities

St. Paul Art Collective


Since 1977, the Collective has played an instrumental role in transforming the greater Lowertown neighborhood into an arts and cultural destination. Through activities and programs ranging from founding an art gallery, establishing artist/gallery networks, and starting and running the St. Paul Art Crawl, the Collective’s work has directly impacted the economic, social, artistic and cultural viability of St. Paul’s Lowertown and downtown neighborhoods.
When Covid hit in 2020, its impact on the Collective was devastating. Staff was furloughed, and the Collective was sustained by a dedicated team of volunteers.

While we continue to respect and honor the legacy of the Collective and all of its accomplishments over the years, the board is focused on transforming the collective into a sustainable organization that can enhance St. Paul’s rich arts culture for years to come.

Strategic Priorities

Goal 1: Support Organizational Health
1.1 Define Mission, Focus, and Value Proposition
1.2 Build Organizational Infrastructure and Systems
1.3 Create a Sustainable Financial Model

Goal 2: Enhance Community Engagement
2.1 Optimize Communication Model
2.2 Engage Community to Inform Programming
2.3 Leverage Partnerships and Collaborations
2.4 Leverage Technology Tools and Platforms

Goal 3: Raise Arts Awareness in the City
3.1 Nurture Ambassadors for the Arts
3.2 Help Public See the Value of Art
3.3 Amplify Art’s Role in the Community

Goal 4: Reimagine Membership Model
4.1 Research Existing Membership Models
4.2 Transition to New Membership Model

Goal 5: Break Down Barriers
5.1 Increase Artists Visibility in the Community
5.2 Increase Community Participation at Art Events

Goal 6: Diversify
6.1 Welcome All People
6.2 Expand Art Genres
6.3 Create a Citywide Integrated Arts Community

Annual Budget: $30,000 – Foundations, Individual Contributions, Other


St. Paul Art Collective is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Strategic and Business Planning

The St. Paul Art Collective is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment. As part of our ongoing commitment to reflecting the diverse communities we serve, we strongly encourage BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) candidates to apply for our Board President position.

We value the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings and believe that a diverse leadership is fundamental to achieving our mission. Join us in our journey to make a difference.


  • Number of members currently: 6
  • Meeting time and frequency:  12 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: St. Paul
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes


  • Time Expectation: Up to 8 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: Yes
  • Service on Committee Required: Yes
    • Committees: Finance, Fundraising, Other
  • Length of Term: 2 Years
  • Renewable: Yes

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308 Prince Street Suite 206 Saint Paul, MN 55101


The St. Paul Art Collective (SPAC) promotes mutually beneficial and meaningful interaction between the arts community and the general public. Our organization aims to: • Develop audiences and networks for St. Paul artists. • Provide access to the arts for everyone in St. Paul. • Create connections between artists and the community throughout St. Paul.