About Juxtaposition Arts
Founded in 1995 by Deanna and Roger Cummings, Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) works to develop community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. It is known for its youth leadership development, creative jobs apprenticeships, studio classes and workshops, community engagement, and cultural activities. In 2023, it opened a new 16,000-square-foot, three-and-a-half story building after a successful $14 million capital campaign. JXTA’s campus includes community and teaching facilities, an archive and library, gallery, retail space and skate park. It is an anchor institution of North Minneapolis, providing a safe and inspiring space for youth and exerting economic influence with its land ownership and property development in an area that has been underinvested in historically.
The Good Family Foundation currently supports JXTA’s general operations. Past grants have funded capacity building and Pathways to College and Careers (PACC); a workshop series and internship program.