Our Supporters

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is an affiliate of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  MCA is proudly supported by the Hiawatha Education Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Elizabeth Callendar King Foundation, The Slaggie Family Foundation, Winona Health Community Partnership Fund, Bartz Family Fund of the Winona Community Foundation, MCA alumni, community members, and the Friends of MCA.

Read about all of the businesses, organizations, and community members who made the 2016 Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party possible.

Art changes lives. If you, your foundation or business would like make a difference in the community you shouldn’t look any further than MCA. Funding opportunities range from organizational support, program support and student sponsorship. Last year alone thanks to supporters like you we provided 65 students with financial need-based scholarships and touched over 8,500 community members through classes, performances, art exhibits and MCA on the Go, our community outreach program.

Donors and organizations who wish be recognized are credited on our website, through press releases, live performance programs, on social media, and in marketing materials.  Your tax-deductible gift ensures that we can continue to provide services to students and community members who need them. For more information about how you can join these groups and individuals supporting MCA’s impact or to make a tax deductible donation, please contact us at Jschwaba@smumn.edu or 507-453-5501.

Be a Friend of MCA!

Friends of MCA is the official volunteer committee/advisory board for the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts.  Through volunteerism, this board of parents, arts educators and students, and other citizens active in MCA, fosters MCA’s mission of promoting and encouraging artistic expression in children and adults.  This community member and parent-led  association offers areas of participation in fundraising, volunteering, and coordinating community outreach events and benefits.  The Friends of MCA’s Board is also an invaluable sounding board providing feedback and direction to MCA as an organization. Biennially Friends of MCA host the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party that coincides with our production of “The Nutcracker“. The 2015-2016 Friends of MCA Co-Chairs are Christine Martin and Jeff and Dee Strom. Members at large include: Linda Bowey, Heather Casper, Robyn Hinz, Toni Meinke, Michelle Meyer, and Kris Schliech. For details about the volunteer opportunities please email mca@smumn.edu today.

Meetings are held at the Valencia Arts Center in the Monet Room (Art Room).  Anyone interested in making a difference through the arts is invited to join us.

Be an active member in your child’s endeavors in the arts and join Friends of MCA!


The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is part of the community, partnering with many local organizations and businesses to make the arts accessible and to make Winona a more artful and beautiful place to work and live.

The Page Theatre

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Winona Public Library

Winona Parks and Recreation

The Playground Winona

Visit Winona

Winona Health

Winona State University

LiveWell Winona

Project FINE

Home & Community Options

Jimmy Jams Comics

River Arts Alliance

Winona Community Education

Japan Karate-Do Genbu-kai of Minnesota

Saint Anne’s of Winona/ Callista Court

The Monarch Public House

Winona International Dancers

Great River Shakespeare Festival

If you are interested in partnering or working with the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, please contact Jamie at: 507-453-5501 or jschwaba@smumn.edu.

Check out our Event Calendar to see where in the community you can spot MCA.


Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507


Monday - Tuesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Building and Galleria open during programming

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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