Saint Paul Almanac is a literary-centered arts organization. We share stories across cultures and cultivate dialogue to promote understanding, relationships, and collaborative action.
STORYTELLING: We connect people to one another through sharing stories.
MENTORING: We support authentic intergenerational and intercultural learning between youth, elders, emerging and established artists and writers.
EQUITY: We facilitate opportunities for the voices of diverse people to be heard and to shape the communities in which we live.
IMPACT: We infuse the arts into lives and life into the arts as a catalyst for building more productive, connected and informed, just and livable communities.
WORK: We recognize artists as workers and we build ladders of opportunity for artists, including paying for the contributions of local writers and artists.
A world of equitable communities made strong through literature and the arts.
Practices and Principles
1) Recognizing and mobilizing community assets;
2) Connecting across cultures;
3) Facilitating collaborative action;
4) Continuously learning and improving;
5) Being accountable
(Practices and Principles adopted from Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up by Paul Schmitz)