-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2017 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 4, 2017 and May 3, 2017 33
Total dollars awarded as of January 4, 2017 and May 3, 2017 $ 678,675

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul $  25,000
Wilder Foundation and thirteen artistic collaborators will support service goals by engaging 275 low-income children, families, and elders, in tailored and extended dance, theater arts, and music experiences.
The Aliveness Project, Minneapolis $  22,423
The Aliveness Project will conduct a twelve-month storytelling residency project in collaboration with Patrick's Cabaret, empowering members to find their voices and share their stories.
The Arc Greater Twin Cities, Saint Paul $  25,000
The Arc Greater Twin Cities will collaborate with the nonprofit EDIT (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Together) to support youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities in sharing their stories and promoting inclusion through photographs and a photo gallery.
Augustana Open Circle Adult Day Services, Hopkins $  24,400
Augustana Open Circle Adult Day Care will collaborate with Alive & Kickin to provide members with a tailored music program that will help elders engage in the arts at the north Minneapolis Heritage Park location.
AuSM, Saint Paul $  25,000
The Autism Society of Minnesota will collaborate with Stages Theatre Company on an arts education program for youth with autism, to develop social skills through creation of a theater production.
Avinity, Richfield $  22,445
Avinity will collaborate with COMPAS to bring its Artful Aging program to low-income seniors at LEE Center, a HUD 202 site in Hibbing, bringing immersive arts camps on-site to seniors who lack access to arts.
Centro, Minneapolis $  25,000
Centro Tyrone Guzman will partner with KAIROS Alive! to engage 50 Latino elders in a sixteen-week residency of dance, music, and storytelling, culminating in a performance built from the elders' life stories.
CHOICE, Unlimited, Duluth $  25,000
CHOICE, Unlimited will incorporate arts programming into its services to further its vision of a vibrant community that empowers individuals with disabilities and fosters a culture of inclusiveness.
The Duluth Clinic, Duluth $  25,000
The Duluth Clinic will collaborate with Project Lulu to provide cancer survivors and caregivers opportunities for artistic expression through writing, drawing, and movement experiences.
East Side Neighborhood Services, Minneapolis $  21,814
East Side Neighborhood Services will partner with KAIROS Alive! to create participatory dance, music, theater, and storytelling experiences for frail elders and their caregivers in the Friendship Center Adult Day program.
Episcopal Homes Foundation of Minnesota, Saint Paul $  10,464
Episcopal Homes will collaborate with MacPhail Music for Life to create participatory music experiences for frail elders and their caregivers in our two skilled nursing and memory care homes.
Face to Face, Saint Paul $  22,838
Face to Face will build on a partnership with COMPAS to offer arts instruction and engagement opportunities to youth served at Saint Paul's only drop in center for youth experiencing homelessness, SafeZone.
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Minneapolis $  15,526
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery and Children's Theatre Company will offer theater arts workshops aligned with trauma-informed care to help children cope with adverse childhood experiences.
Highland Friendship Club, Saint Paul $  11,083
Highland Friendship Club will collaborate with MacPhail Center for Music to offer drumming sessions that will promote creativity, happiness, and mastery of a new skill among people with disabilities who struggle with self-expression.
Home and Community Options, Inc., Winona $  24,998
Home and Community Options will partner with community artists to provide learning opportunities and inclusive arts experiences to people with disabilities, to increase participation and skill in the arts and advance service goals.
Jones-Harrison, Minneapolis $  24,610
Jones-Harrison Residence will collaborate with artists to provide residents with written, visual, and performing arts experiences designed to improve quality of life and decrease physical and cognitive decline.
Keystone Community Services, Saint Paul $  10,170
Keystone Community Services' after-school and summer program, Community Kids, will engage with professional artists and build love for and skills in the arts for 90 low-income youth.
McKenna Crossing, Prior Lake $  17,074
Shepherds Path Senior Housing will collaborate with COMPAS to provide engaging artistic opportunities for older adults with dementia, and staff, to improve the residents' quality of life.
Midwest Special Services, Inc., Saint Paul $  24,990
Midwest Special Services will partner with Upstream Arts to conduct The Art of Working, an arts based program to develop the social skills that adults with disabilities need for employment.
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres, Chanhassen $  10,405
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres will collaborate with MacPhail Center for Music to bring weekly music therapy sessions to clients with intellectual and other disabilities in the Adult Day Services program.
Neighborhood House, Saint Paul $  25,000
Neighborhood House will offer underserved youth a range of arts workshops and performances that help them explore race, identity, and positive self-expression through a variety of artistic mediums.
Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc., Roseville $  10,500
Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc.'s Senior Service participants will engage in The Art of Retirement, an Upstream Arts program designed for aging adults with developmental disabilities.
Northeast Youth and Family Services, Shoreview $  6,725
Northeast Youth and Family Services will collaborate with the Zenon Dance Company to help students with challenging behaviors meet their social and learning needs.
Our Saviour's Community Services, Minneapolis $  24,779
The English Learning Center will collaborate with CLIMB Theatre to offer theatrical lessons to adult ESL students where they will practice English in real-life scenarios.
Parents In Community Action, Inc., Minneapolis $  24,300
Parents In Community Action, Inc. will work with the Children's Theatre Company to promote literacy, critical thinking, and creative self-expression in young children through storytelling and drama.
People Serving People, Minneapolis $  7,810
People Serving People will collaborate with MacPhail Center for Music to provide early childhood music classes to children experiencing homelessness, in the early childhood development program.
People's Center Health Services, Minneapolis $  24,800
People's Center Health Services will utilize Springboard for the Arts' "Ready Go" resource to engage people in art creation and prompt interaction between their clinic and the community served.
Project SUCCESS, Minneapolis $  24,550
Project SUCCESS will collaborate with the Guthrie Theater to provide meaningful, high quality arts experiences for over 2,000 Minneapolis Public Schools ninth graders, including performances of King Lear.
ThinkSelf, Saint Paul $  21,251
ThinkSelf will coordinate a bilingual production by deaf and hearing artists that promotes awareness and discussion on the epidemic of emotional abuse in domestic relationships.
Urban Strategies, Inc., Minneapolis $  24,600
Urban Strategies' youth and teen groups in Heritage Park will engage in an artistic entrepreneurship experience through designing and casting metal candy molds and jewelry.
Vail Place, Hopkins $  21,120
Participant clients of Vail Place, a program assisting people with mental illnesses, will work with History Theatre professional artists to develop performance pieces based on their lived experiences.
Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment, Saint Paul $  25,000
Foreign Trained Professional Recertification program participants will write and produce short documentaries about their experiences becoming recertified to practice medicine in Minnesota.
YouthLink, Minneapolis $  25,000
YouthLink, a critical resource and safe and supportive refuge for youth experiencing homelessness, is proud to collaborate with Kulture Klub Collaborative on the "Open Studio/Open Mic" series.


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