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For Life.

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Making Extraordinary Experiences Possible.

Through a unique coalition of partners, InspireMSP is the catalyst in engaging students on a multi-year journey of dreaming and seeing what they can be.

About Us

You can't be what you can't see


InspireMSP delivers life-changing experiences with historically excluded youth through creative professionals: By connecting the power of imagination with the practice of exploration, we open up worlds of opportunities.

We exist to complement youth on their particular journey — exposing them to a vast composition of creativity through applied, real-world experiences.

What we strive for.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St.Paul (MSP) is overflowing with creative and non-creative careers just waiting to meet the talents of all young people. InspireMSP provides the opportunity to champion students who will create their jobs for tomorrow. A youth culture shaping the future.

The future is now.

While there are many historic barriers, we also host the greatest potential.


People of color work in the industry (less than half the national average)


Chance low-income students and students of color have access

Top 10

Creative economies in the US


Generated revenue in Minneapolis alone


job growth by 2030. Fastest growing industry in MN.

How success happens at Inspire MSP.

Your support is critical to our growth, and there are many ways to help:

Join the Cause.

There are many ways you and/or your organization can get involved.

Partner organizations we’re working with.

In order to build pathways that are student-centric, we rely on the input and guidance of our students, youth organizations, and industry experts.

All of these organizations use creativity to make their communities healthier, more vibrant, and more equitable places. The unifying factor is that these organizations sit at the intersection of arts, culture, and community life.

First Avenue
Guthrie Theater
MN Opera
Northrop University of Minnesota
Bakken Museum
Big Brothers Big Sisters Logo
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Support and services from community organizations.

Support comes in many forms.  Entities or individuals can support our organization through grants, donations, and in-kind services.

Baker Tilly Logo
The Minneapolis Foundation
Opus Foundation
Beddhead Media
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