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. 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 2007, 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 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.
Our Mission & Vision
TruArtSpeaks cultivates literacy, leadership and social justice through the study & application of Hip Hop culture.
TruArtSpeaks exists to counteract the dominant narrative by centering voices of those most often rendered invisible. We affirm and reclaim power through dialogue, collaboration and artistic expression.
Youth Advisory Board Members
For general inquiries: e-mail 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.