TruArtSpeaks cultivates literacy, leadership, and social justice through the study & application of Spoken Word and Hip Hop culture.
To counteract the dominant narrative by creating platforms for those rendered invisible to be heard, fostering the personal and social change required for equity.
Who We Are
TruArtSpeaks is a non-profit arts organization based out of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. We find our roots in the land of 10,000 lakes and all that it has to offer. Our work focuses on the importance of supporting, encouraging, developing, and creating spaces for youth and community voice while utilizing elements of Hip Hop and Spoken Word culture.
We believe ourselves to be more than an organization; we are a family. Raised in two cities that value social justice, literacy, the arts, and the people, TruArtSpeaks has grown with these values. Making its first appearance in the Twin Cities in 2006, TruArtSpeaks has a firm commitment to honoring and highlighting youth voice, ensuring that there is a space for young people in the conversations that will shape the future. We believe that is our responsibility to listen to and assist tomorrow’s leaders, today. In fact, TruArtSpeaks is the living dream of a former Minnesota youth, a youth that was so well supported by the community that they now get to join the cypher and give back.
TruArtSpeaks is fiscally sponsored by Arcata Press Dba Saint Paul Almanac.
Youth Advisory Board 2016 – 2017
Youth Advisory Board 2015 – 2016
For general inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address: TruArtSpeaks, c/o Saint Paul Almanac, 275 E. 4th Street Ste. 701, Saint Paul, MN, 55101
To Support TruArtSpeaks: Please mail all donations to the address listed above. To make an electronic donation please click here. TruArtSpeaks is fiscally sponsored by Arcata Press dba The Saint Paul Almanac in St. Paul, MN. Arcata Press is legally recognized as a 501(c)3 by the IRS; they do have nonprofit tax exempt status.