Become a Supporter

At MCA we believe that art is for everyone. All members of our community deserve access high quality arts education regardless of age, gender, skill, physical ability, background or ability to pay. To live this core belief and to achieve our mission we depend on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses. If you want your charitable giving to create immediate positive impacts locally, look no further than MCA!


How to Support

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is an affiliate of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and we rely on your support to provide quality arts experiences and arts education to all Winonans and those in neighboring communities in Southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. We gladly accept donations of funds, supplies, instruments, or other materials that will help us in our core arts activities and programming.

To make a tax-exempt donation to MCA or for more information about ways to support us please contact the Managing Director Brady Plunger by email ( or by phone at 507-453-5501.

Our Supporters

MCA is proudly supported by the following Foundations, Grants, Organizations, & Businesses: Hiawatha Education Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Aroha Philanthropies, Donate 2 Dance, Elizabeth Callender King Foundation, For the Love of Dance, Hal Leonard LLC, Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation, The Slaggie Family Foundation, Winona Early Childhood Initiative, RTP, Midtown Foods, BK5K Youth Fund of the Winona Community Foundation, Winona Hims, Cafe Congo, Walmart, Kellé Dance, Winona Health Community Partnership Fund, Bartz Family Fund of the Winona Community Foundation.

The following families and individuals also make MCA programming possible: Clifford & Jeanine Black, The Donnenwerth Family, Barb Dufresne, The Draves Family, The Ellenburg Family, Jami Fonfara, The Gotz Family, Bridgette Hegarty, The Heinrichs Family, The Hengel Family, The Hinz Family, The Hocum-Rogers Family, Aidan Indahl, William Koutsky, The Lisowski Family, Sharon Mansur, The McKitty Family, Cory Meier, The Meyer Family, The Miller Family, The Nyala Family, Kevin & Sue O’Reilly, Paul & Barabra Rusterholz, The Schneider Family, The Smith Family, Katie Strafaccia, The Stevens Family, The Williams-Carpenter Family, MCA alumni, community members, and the Friends of MCA.

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“. For details about the volunteer opportunities please email today.

Meetings are generally 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. Visit our Friends of MCA page for a list of upcoming FofMCA Meetings and events.

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

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


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Monday - Thursday- 9:00am-3:00pm and 3:45-8:00pm

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday- Closed


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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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