This is a community. And there are lots of people and organizations behind it that make it rock!

Funders and Sponsors

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Cultural District Alliance

These are the amazing organizations that are making our city great! The Cultural District Alliance is the creative force behind WeDo. Together, they’re exploring all sorts of ways to enable growth in downtown and ensure that it’s a consistently awesome experience for anyone who visits.

Owner of the Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century theatres, Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. We achieve our mission by presenting a rich mix of live performances, creating inspiring arts education experiences and advancing a thriving Cultural District in downtown Minneapolis.




Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, the Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances; and film screenings. The Walker hosts lectures, classes, and events for visitors of all ages with many of today’s leading figures from the worlds of art and culture.

Established in 1979 to serve as an advocate for artists’ space needs, Artspace effectively fulfilled that mission for nearly a decade. By the late 1980s, however, it was clear that the problem required a more proactive approach, and Artspace made the leap from advocate to developer. Since then, the scope of Artspace’s activities has grown dramatically. Artspace is now a national leader in the field of developing affordable space that meets the needs of artists through the adaptive reuse of historic buildings and new construction. Read more about Artspace on WeDo’s profile page or on their website.

Minneapolis is an innovative, dynamic and vibrant world-class city. Led by the City Council, the City provides wide-ranging services that help make our city and downtown a great place to live, work, play and visit. Read more on the City’s website.

And special thanks to everyone who is helping us kick-off WeDo. See all of our Launch Supporters.