The Arts Partnership
Four Organizations Building a Brighter Future
The Arts Partnership is four organizations – Minnesota Opera, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, The Schubert Club and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra – joining together to provide an extraordinary opportunity for our community. The Arts Partnership Campaign will fund the solution to the long-standing challenges of producing at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Arts Partnership is a unique collaboration – none of its four organizations dominate. Rather, leadership of the Arts Partnership rotates among the four and the needs of the community are placed above the needs of any one particular organization. The result is that a beloved landmark – the Ordway – now brings even greater value to the community.
The Arts Partnership has worked together to fund a new 1,100-seat Concert Hall to compliment the 1,900-seat Music Theater and to raise an endowment to support the use of the Center by all the Partners. The mutual interests of the four organizations hold the Arts Partnership together, with the schedule and usage rules described in a binding Master Agreement. It is a national model for how arts organizations can thrive together.