If you are an indie filmmaker or interested in making DV, film, or photography you should check out this professional non-proift support group. A few years back IFP/Minneapolis merged with the Midwest Media Access Center MMAC and took up offices in the midway between Minneapolis and St. Paul along University Avenue.
IFP/MSP provides professional seminars, classes in film editing, screenwriting, the art of photography and much, much more. If you decide to become a member, you can get reduced price on use of their equipment including film labs, Final Cut Pro DV editing, and their publication called FILMMAKER. This group will really help put you in touch with the people and information needed to be a filmmaker or visual arts photographer.
A great addition to the professiona support community for media arts in addition to Screenwriters' Workshop, Minnesota Film Arts, Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota Film Board. If you are serious about this career you will stay in touch with all these non-profit organizations. If you don't, you're just a punter!