CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Paisley Park announced Monday that it will be partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools to create an arts program.
The program will allow more students to enter Paisley Park. It will focus on giving students admission-free tours and music education experiences. The program hopes to "equalize opportunity and access" to Minnesota's musical history in the form of Paisley Park.
The FAIR School in Minneapolis will be the first to benefit from this new arts program. Paisley Park's program will first focus on schools inside the Minneapolis district, then aim to broaden their reach outside of the metro.
"It's fitting that this wonderful opportunity is starting with The FAIR School, which is a magnet high school in Downtown where the arts are integrated in all academic areas," Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff said in a press release. "I look forward to continued collaboration with Paisley Park and growing our partnership to provide even more MPS students with this experience."
Prince was a well-known patron of the arts. Paisley Park says it is "thrilled to continue welcoming youth into Prince's creative environment, inspiring the next generation of artistic and cultural creators."
“Prince constantly pushed himself to reach new heights and taught others to expect the same from themselves," Mitch Maguire, Paisley Park’s Tour Operations Manager said. "He was a passionate advocate of music education and its ability to inspire children and adults alike, and we look forward to fulfilling this tenet through our work with MPS.”
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