Scott Artley

Scott Artley is the Executive Artistic Director of Patrick’s Cabaret, a long-standing Minneapolis grassroots queer arts organization with a history of provocative and inclusive work. Since joining the organization in 2014 as Performing Arts Curator, he has developed new curatorial platforms, developed new programs, and stewarded a broad portfolio of community partnerships. In January 2016 he was named the organization's Executive Artistic Director, overseeing its successful transition from a brick and mortar venue to an community-engaged mobile resource for artists on the edge of culture.

Beginning his career as an arts administrator, he worked with the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Southern Theater, Mixed Blood Theatre, and the Walker Art Center, among others, before establishing his own independent consulting practice Collective Creation in 2012. Maintaining an active parallel career as a performance and visual artist, he’s shown visual and theatrical work with organizations/projects like Artists in Storefronts, 20% Theater, the Soo Visual Arts Center, Bedlam Theatre, Queer Ill & Okay (JRV Majesty Productions), Raw Sugar, OUTspoken Queer Open Mic, and StorySlam! MN. Since its founding in 2010, he has been a core collaborator with the DIY queer community arts center Madame of the Arts.

Scott can be reached at, or in the office at 612-724-6273.