Give the Gift of Creativity

The arts are so much more than merely learning steps, lines, stokes or notes. It takes teamwork, discipline, strength, creativity, experimentation, confidence and patience…Life lessons all wrapped up beautifully with a bow.

By making a donation to The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) today, you’re helping to ensure that our multi-art infused education programs and performances are accessible to all area community members- regardless of their ability to pay. Join the #GivingTuesday movement and give a child a chance to dance, help seniors stay active or help budding musicians thrive.


Click on a pre-determined amount below to make your donation. Donations will go to support the listed area unless otherwise noted. Last year MCA impacted nearly 14,000 people through programs and performances and provided financial scholarships to over 60 students that made arts participation possible.


Donate anytime between now and Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at Midnight and you could win your choice a 2 tickets and a cast autographed poster to our  December dance concert “Movie Mania” or April production of the classical ballet “Cinderella”.


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More About #GivingTuesday and MCA’s Community Impact

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts strives to be a part of the community. Through our need-based scholarships and #MCAontheGo, which is MCA’s community outreach program we strive make the arts accessible to all community members regardless of age, race, gender, economic status, geographic location or abilities. Throughout the year MCA partners with local organizations, businesses and schools to make the largest impact. Recent #MCAontheGo activities include; mask making at the Winona YMCA’s Fall Festival, Adaptive Dance Classes for clients from Home and Community Options, arts themed story-times at the Winona Public Library, visual art activities during LiveWell’s Play Streets,Winona Health’s Zombie Crawl, at Winona’s Indoor Playground and La Crosse Children’s Museum, Jazz Combos performances at Wellington’s, Irish Dancing at Watkins Manor and Lark Toys, Guitar performances during Ready,Set, School’s Annual Chili Supper, and dance class at the Winona Friendship Center during National Senior Health & Fitness Day.

These outreach activities are generally made available to the public at no cost. Thanks to local foundations, funds allocated through Minnesota State Arts Board and individuals just like you we are able continue make these opportunities possible. If you enjoy seeing us out and about in your community please keep us in mind this November 28th as we join the #GivingTuesday movement to ensure that our outreach programs can continue and grow. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks-off the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

We welcome you to follow us with #MCAontheGo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and now Snapchat. When you see this you will know when we are introducing a child to dance at a Winona Health Healthy Kids event, entertaining diners at a local establishment, or dancing with residents at an assisted living facility. Next time you see us out and about stop by and say hello. Join the conversation and share your experience with #MCAontheGo.

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre. For more information visit:, email, or call 507-453-5500. Learn more about MCA’s Supporters.