For over forty years we have been working with schools on creative arts projects that practice professional art techniques, build connections with classroom curriculum, and explore global history and cultural diversity. We publish an annual anthology of student writing from our residency work throughout Minnesota.
Once again, COMPAS is sponsoring a contest -- two lucky schools will win a free cultural performance for their students! Learn more!
Our top-quality professional Teaching Artists have been making the arts live and breathe in classrooms across Minnesota for decades. They represent a wide variety of art forms and cultural backgrounds. Grounded in their art, well at ease with diverse student populations, COMPAS roster artists are fresh role models who bring the world to your doorstep. Start your search on our Artist Roster.
COMPAS offers residencies, performances, workshops, professional development sessions, and exhibits. Learn more about our arts education program options.
From murals to memoir to mosaics, our artists work in virtually any arts discipline you can imagine. Poetry, songwriting, ethnic dance, spoken word, jazz composition, video production, world music, graffiti art and more. Build around your curricular needs, or bring in an experience beyond anything you've imagined!
Our experienced program staff can answer any question you have. Submit a scheduling request form online, send an email or give us a call.
Are there forms required? Just a couple.
- Residencies and Workshops: The rates differ depending on the number of workshop sessions or length of residency. You can find out more on Prices and Policies Page.
- Performances: You will find our performance prices right on our artist web pages.
When you've made your decision, Book an Artist on our website, or call or email us!