-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2016 Grantees

Partners in Arts Participation

Project grants to nonprofit or public human service organizations to give underserved individuals or groups opportunities to experience the arts.

Number of grants awarded as of January 6, 2016 32
Total dollars awarded as of January 6, 2016 $ 607,166

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Augustana Care, Minneapolis $  12,000
Elders and disabled individuals from Augustana Care Heritage Park and two Augustana Open Circle adult day locations will benefit from exposure to, and participation in, a variety of arts events.
Augustana Open Circle Adult Day Services, Hopkins $  21,380
The Augustana Open Circle sites in Minneapolis, Hopkins, and Apple Valley will partner with CLIMB Theatre to offer theater skills classes for seniors and theater training for staff.
AuSM, Saint Paul $  25,000
Autism Society of Minnesota will collaborate with Stages Theatre Company on an arts education program for youth with autism spectrum disorders to develop social skills through the creation of a theater production.
Avinity, Richfield $  25,000
Avinity will advance its new lifelong learning initiative through a partnership with COMPAS to bring the Artful Aging program for seniors to residential facilities in Richfield and Eden Prairie.
Centro Tyrone Guzman, Minneapolis $  20,527
Centro Tyrone Guzman seeks to enhance its programing by incorporating a series of art residencies for elders, women, and youth groups with Teatro del Pueblo.
Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Inc., Mankato $  24,700
CADAcares Theatre will offer thirteen weeks of theater programming to survivors of domestic abuse. Participants will develop personal skills and tools for their future in this three part program: Finding Voice, Using Voice, and Sharing Voice.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Golden Valleyy $  19,502
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute will partner with Independent Filmmaker Project MN to provide filmmaking classes for people living with disabilities in its Transitional Rehabilitation Program.
Dayton's Bluff Community Council, Saint Paul $  13,401
Dayton's Bluff Community Council will collaborate with Teatro del Pueblo to create a live-radio variety show at a local East Side venue and broadcast it on the community radio station, WEQY.
Ecumen Lakeview Commons, Maplewood $  14,212
Ecumen Lakeview Commons and COMPAS are collaborating to provide a diverse array of arts activities to older adults to foster their creativity and well-being, including engagement in the broader community.
Ecumen Prairie Lodge, Brooklyn Center $  17,060
Ecumen Prairie Lodge will partner with KAIROS Alive! to provide older adults with an opportunity to be creative and promote their artistic development using dance, storytelling, music, and theater.
Ecumen Scenic Shores, Two Harbors $  16,825
Ecumen Scenic Shores and Arts on Superior’s Drum Superior are providing Scenic Shores’ residents and employees with drum circles to enhance wellness, support treatment goals, and build community.
Epic Enterprise Inc., Dundas $  24,999
Epic Enterprise will collaborate with KAIROS Alive! to provide high quality art experiences for adults with developmental disabilities.
Episcopal Homes Foundation of Minnesota, Saint Paul $  14,616
Episcopal Homes will partner with Kairos Alive! to create participatory dance, music, theater, and storytelling experiences for frail elders and their caregivers in The Gardens, its skilled nursing and memory care home.
Face to Face, Saint Paul $  25,000
Face to Face will work with COMPAS to offer arts instruction and engagement opportunities to youth served at SafeZone, Ramsey County’s only drop-in center designed for youth experiencing homelessness.
Gilda's Club Twin Cities, Minnetonka $  25,000
Gilda's Club will collaborate with Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theatre Company to create a performance that conveys the complexities of living with cancer by blending movement, music, and text.
Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizyaan, Duluth $  25,000
American Indian Community Housing Organization will create a range of art opportunities for children and adult residents living in Gimaajii-Mino-Bimaadizimin.
Home and Community Options, Inc., Winona $  22,634
Home and Community Options will collaborate with community artists to provide learning opportunities to people with disabilities that increase participation and skill in the performing arts.
Indigenous Peoples Task Force, Minneapolis $  25,000
Indigenous Peoples Task Force and Pangea World Theater partner in the Ikdiowin Program which brings their performances of Wait and My Grandmother's Love to reservations across Minnesota and to Native youth in the Twin Cities.
Keystone Community Services, Saint Paul $  7,754
Keystone Community Services' Community Kids afterschool and summer program will engage 100 low-income youth with professional artists and productions to build love for, and skills in, the arts.
LVY Foundation, Minneapolis $  24,500
LVY Foundation will directly engage their clients from juvenile courts to work with Asian Media Access to learn, create, and present Street Arts, a program to redirect violent behaviors and inspire peaceful conflict resolution through the arts.
Lyngblomsten, Saint Paul $  24,156
Lyngblomsten Services, Inc. will partner with KAIROS Alive! and Alzheimer’s Poetry Project-MN to provide arts awareness, education, and engagement for adults with memory loss and caregivers from the community.
Metro Work Center, Inc., Minneapolis $  20,200
Metro Work Center and Upstream Arts will integrate arts programming for adults with autism, Down syndrome, and related conditions to impact their individual growth and employment paths.
Northeast Youth and Family Services, Shoreview $  6,725
The Zenon Dance Company will partner with Northeast Youth and Family Services' Northeast Therapeutic Services to help 45 students reach their goals through participation in the arts.
Opportunity Partners, Minnetonka $  25,000
Opportunity Partners will collaborate with Upstream Arts to bring The Art of Working, arts-based vocational training, to 90 adults with disabilities.
People Serving People, Minneapolis $  8,582
Together with MacPhail Center for Music, People Serving People will provide early childhood music classes to children experiencing homelessness enrolled in their Early Childhood Development program.
Project for Pride in Living, Inc., Minneapolis $  9,700
Project for Pride in Living will partner with Free Arts Minnesota to hold three Free Arts Days that will provide on-site art activities for at-risk children living in affordable housing in the Twin Cities.
Project SUCCESS, Minneapolis $  6,268
Project SUCCESS will partner with Northrop Auditorium and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to provide meaningful, high-quality arts experience for students at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.
Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc., Marshall $  25,000
Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council will partner with CLIMB Theatre to facilitate job skills classes that use theater and improvisation to help youth get and keep jobs.
Urban Strategies, Inc., Minneapolis $  22,880
Urban Strategies teen group at Heritage Park will learn bronze casting and wood and leather burning in sustainable low-tech methods as a means of driving self pride and creative entrepreneurship.
WACOSA, Waite Park $  20,345
WACOSA will partner with the Paramount Theater and Visual Arts Center to offer skill building arts activities for adults with disabilities in central Minnesota.
Woodland Hills, Duluth $  15,200
Woodland Hills will work with at-risk youth to develop scriptwriting and songwriting skills resulting in Expressions of Hope, a community performance which explores and highlights their own life experiences.
YouthLink, Minneapolis $  19,000
YouthLink will collaborate with Kulture Klub Collaborative on an artist-in-residence project that will engage youth currently on the Downtown 100 list.


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