Help Build IFP Minnesota's New Media Arts Center
Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota's mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists. Through its education programs, opportunities for individual artists, and re-granting programs, IFP Minnesota supports the media arts community as it explores the art, technology and business of storytelling through media.
January 1, 2015, ushers in a new era for filmmaking in the Upper Midwest as IFP Minnesota opens a new media arts center in Saint Paul. The amazing local filmmaking community doesn't lack for creativity, innovation, and talent. What it does lack is a true center -- an inspiring space where creative people from all disciplines gather to share ideas, create, and dream.
Located in Vandalia Tower at 550 Vandalia in Saint Paul, IFP Minnesota's new media arts center will be positioned near many amenities. We will benefit from the artists already in place at Vandalia Tower; Lake Monster Brewing's tasting room will be immediately adjacent to us; and plans for a coffee shop, restaurant, and yoga studio are already in the works. Our new neighbors will enhance the experience of visiting our new center. We're also excited about the many features of our new home:
- Three classrooms with state-of-the-art projection and sound
- Dedicated youth center for after-school and summer camp programming
- Eight editing stations with the most current software and tools for filmmakers
- Adjacent courtyard available to IFP Minnesota for summer screenings and events
- Photography gallery that opens into the courtyard -- suitable for exhibitions, receptions, and events
- Open layout to encourage creative conversations
- Steps from the Green Line
You can be one of the first to join us in our new adventure by making a tax-deductible donation to IFP Minnesota. You'll know that your dollars are going toward the creation of a welcoming, creative space you'll be proud to have supported.
Your donation–no matter the size–will have a significant impact on building this exciting new space where creative people can come together to share experience and ideas. Donations of $150 or more will be acknowledged on a donor wall in the new media arts center. THANK YOU.
Mission and History
Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists. With tools and resources for a range of abilities and ages, we help artists and communities explore the art, technology, and business of personal storytelling through media. For over 25 years, IFP Minnesota has pursued its mission by offering workshops, conferences, seminars, mentorships and grants.
We’re proud of our track record of providing programs and services for the media arts community, and excited about continuing our work in the years to come.
IFP Minnesota is part of a larger, national collaborative of IFP chapters across the country serving independent media artists in their local communities. IFP chapters can be found in New York, Chicago, Phoenix and Seattle.
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