Have you driven by 825 University lately and wondered what’s happening at our building? We have very exciting plans – though slowed down due to Covid-19. Here’s where things stand now:
- VTAC bought the building in 2014
● Architects created renderings of future performance and meeting spaces (link to pics)
● The City of St. Paul and several local foundations provided start-up funds to get the project up
and running (link to funders)
● VTAC was included in the 2020 bonding bill before the state legislature and endorsed by
● Covid-19 happened
● BUT VTAC CONTINUES!
● We are continuing to work toward launching a capital campaign to renovate the building and
bring new community-building space and activities into this neighborhood. Want to hear more
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we’ll be posting updates on activities as well as interesting bits of information on the
neighborhood and the artists who call this home in the coming weeks.
- Intergenerational: We will create spaces and opportunities for people of all ages with a focus on bringing generations together.
- Authenticity: Acting with integrity to the place the people and the art of the community.
- Inclusivity: We will allow people to show up and participate as their whole selves: All People, All Art.
- Radical Hospitality: We will be a gathering place that is accessible and welcoming, takes care of people and treats them with respect, and is a home for everyone.
- Justice: Our work will seek to be restorative and promote equity through healing, reparative action, providing opportunity, and righting wrongs.
- Mentorship: We will lay a foundation for the future by valuing the knowledge in the community and passing it on.
- Stewardship: We will be wise and accountable with our physical, fiscal and relational resources.
The Victoria Theater Arts Center is built of community members who dream of a creative place for our community.