Paisley Park — Prince’s private estate/recording complex, now converted into a museum — is partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools to expand students’ opportunities in the arts. Beginning with the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource school, students will gain free access to Paisley Park (which regularly costs between $46-$167.50) as well as other music education opportunities.
“Prince constantly pushed himself to reach new heights and taught others to expect the same from themselves,” Paisley Park tour manager Mitch Maguire said in a statement, according to KARE. “He was a passionate advocate of music education and its ability to inspire children and adults alike, and we look forward to fulfilling this tenet through our work with MPS.”
The legendary pop singer donated to schools across the country prior to his death. A native of the area, Prince attended Minneapolis Central High School while cultivating his musical talents. “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,” Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff said in a press release. “I look forward to continued collaboration with Paisley Park and growing our partnership to provide even more MPS students with this experience.”
More details on the program will be released soon.