Community Opportunities

Community Opportunities

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

stART-up Grant 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 has closed

Decisions communicated by May 26.

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

Please contact Karli McElroy at with questions or to receive a paper application.

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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