Continuing to inspire the next generation of young musicians through his legacy, Prince’s Paisley Park will be partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools to allow students free access to the private estate as well as music-education opportunities.
Following his untimely death in 2016, the Chanhassen property was turned into a museum. According to the Official Paisley Park website, it provides fans with the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex. The program will start with the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) school downtown.
Although no other details have been announced regarding the partnership, Minneapolis schools superintendent Ed Graff released a statement saying:
“As an avid Prince fan and a strong proponent of arts education, I am excited for Minneapolis students to benefit from this partnership with Paisley Park. 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 in all academic areas.”
According to Star Tribune, Prince was a graduate of Minneapolis Central High School and was a strong advocate for education, especially in the arts. Prince donated to various schools around the country, including Harvest Prep and Seed Academy in Minneapolis, Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and Marva Collins Preparatory in Chicago.