Community Opportunities

Community Opportunities

Downtown Rochester offerers a variety of community opportunities and resources to get involved.

stART-up fund program

The Rochester Downtown Alliance is looking for new partners to help us continue to make downtown Rochester a vibrant place.

Funds range up to $3,000 for grassroots artists or organizers putting on events that are diverse, different, new (i.e. first-time), and celebrate arts & culture in downtown Rochester!

Grant period for 2017 is closed

The 2017 grant application can be accessed and printed by clicking HERE
An online application can be completed by clicking HERE

New to event planning? Use our First-Time Event Planning Guide.

Please contact Jenna Bowman at with questions.

Thursdays on first & 3rd - Band Sponsorship

The RDA is currently seeking Band Sponsors during Thursdays on first & 3rd. If your business is interested in this opportunity please review the proposal below and reply back to Jenna Bowman at


4 3rd Street SW, Suite B
Rochester, MN 55902



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