All Programs

2015 Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers

Grant program & fellowship opportunity for emerging Minnesota writers

VERVE Grants for Spoken Word Poets

Awards grants of up to $4,000 to emerging Minnesota spoken word poets.


Young performers, multiple genres, all-ages. 3 Bands. 3 Hours. 3 Bucks.More


Blending music, monologue, movement, and culturally based text, U/G/L/Y, a one-woman tour de force, features over five characters and their related narratives.

Behind The Walls

Join us for a monthly one-hour behind-the-scenes look at who we are and what we do.

The Creative Community Leadership Institute

Leadership training for community-engaged artists and developers.

ArtsHub | COMMUNITY COWORKING at Intermedia Arts

Affordable, creative, co-working here at Intermedia Arts.

The Blacker the Berry ...

Twin Cities women of color exhibit a layered and intriguing multi-media response to the culturally provocative prompt, 'The Blacker the Berry.’

Media Active

Talented teen artists producing media for local organizations and businesses

Young Writers

A writing circle for teen poets, novelists, fiction writers, essayists and more!

Workshops & Residencies

Intermedia Arts offers workshops, daycamps, residencies and more!

Creative CityMaking

A partnership between Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis

Uncaged Voices: Poetry Slam for Youth Justice

A poetry slam for youth justices to address issues of social justice, poverty, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the criminal justice system.

Queer Voices

A liteary reading series featuring emerging and established LGBT writers. 

Youth Leadership Council

The YLC builds leadership skills while creating new arts opportunities for youth.

Indy: Film for Social Change

Participants write, direct, and produce their own short films.

Open Stages

An Open Stage | 8 Youth Performances | Always a Surprise

Mixed Visions

Work with accomplished local artists in a variety of art forms!

We Rock Long Distance

A film weaving together the sounds and stories of local hip-hop artists M.anifest, Mar...

There Are Other Worlds

Using aerial arts and poetry, this play follows Amri Akenyemi, a mother, Black activist, and struggling yogi serving fifteen years in a maximum security prison, on a journey to heal her relationship w...

Q-STAGE: New Works Series

Experimental new works from local queer-identified performers exploring themes of race, gender identiy, family, and more using live theatre, dance, spoken word, media, puppetry, clown, and more.

Sistah Solo | Being Brothas

Strong. Sophisticated. Spiritual. Bold. Brilliant. Breathtaking. Celebra...

Family Art Day

Creative Fun-Making for All Ages!

The G.A.M.E.

Mentorship and education on the culture, history and techniques of graffiti aerosol art.

Catalyst Series

Sparking dialogue and social change with new performing arts, visual arts and films!


In a dystopian future where "Failure to Reconcile" is a Federal crime, one woman with nothing left to lose fights for her life in this compelling drama.

100 Stories - 365 Days

This multidisciplinary exhibit features 100 stories of immigrants living in the United States.


Dance performances exploring female archetypes, queer performance, and the gender spectrum.

Shake The Dust

A film chronicling the stories of young breakdancers from around the world.

Global Taxi Driver

Inspired by the real life experiences of drivers from the Twin Cities, Global Taxi Driver uncovers a unique view of the world from behind the wheel of a cab.


A new residency program designed to support local, community-engaged artists.

Culminating Event: This Is Our City

Creative CityMaking Interactive Visual Art Exhibit

Summer Youth Internships

Youth learn valuable job skills as they create films about issues in the community. 

Summer Arts Institutes for Teens

Youth + Art + Leadership = Summer Arts Institutes for Teens!

B-Girl Be

Intermedia Arts' internationally renowned multimedia celebration of women in hip-hop.