Paisley Park is partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) to welcome more students into Prince’s iconic sanctuary in Chanhassen. It was announced today that through a structured program, MPS students will be offered admission-free tours and music education experiences, helping to equalize opportunity and access for students who may not otherwise have the ability to experience the late legend’s creative grounds.
The FAIR School in downtown Minneapolis is the first school to experience the new Paisley Park/MPS partner program. “As an avid Prince fan and strong proponent of arts education, I am excited for Minneapolis students to benefit from this partnership with Paisley Park,” said Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff.
“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 into all academic areas,” Graff continued. “I look forward to continued collaboration with Paisley Park and growing our partnership to provide even more MPS students with this experience.”
With the MPS partnership, the Paisley Park’s program will focus initially on schools within the Minneapolis district, with an aim to broaden the reach of the program in the months ahead.
Through his boundless creative output and mentorship, Prince tirelessly advocated for Arts education — inspiring people of all ages to explore their artistic individuality, and championing the learned approach of “Real Music by Real Musicians.” This partnership continues that legacy.
Mitch Maguire, Paisley Park’s tour operations manager, added, “Prince constantly pushed himself to reach new heights and taught others to expect the same from themselves. 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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—Information provided by Paisley Park.