Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Compas, Inc.

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St Paul, MN


COMPAS uses the arts to unleash the creativity within all of us so we can create better lives and better communities.

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Executive Director

Dawne White

Main Address

75 5th St. W. Suite 304

St Paul, MN 55102 USA


COMPAS Inc., COMPAS, Community Programs in the Arts





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Creative Classroom

Arts in Healthcare

Creative Community

Artful Aging

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

COMPAS' goals are to work with over 50,000 people each year to:
• Enhance the creativity of future innovators by powering ideas and imaginations
• Make our communities better by inspiring individuals through the arts
• Be responsive to community needs
• Drive economic growth
• Provide COMPAS with the necessary human and financial capital to fulfill its mission

For individual participants, our goals are that they:
• Have positive, direct interaction with a professional artist
• Learn a new art form or deepen skills in an existing one
• Create and/or perform an original work of art
• Complete one or more grade-level Minnesota or Wisconsin art standards in dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater, or visual arts (when the program is held in a school)

We also work with schools, libraries, etc. to determine their unique goals and integrate them into our programs. These goals can be to teach a specific subject, culture or set of personal skills.

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Compas, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?