-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2018 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 January 10, 2018 and March 7, 2018 29
Total dollars awarded January 10, 2018 and March 7, 2018 $ 599,165

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul $  23,200
Wilder Foundation and fifteen artistic collaborators will engage 370 low-income children, families, and elders in tailored, extended exposure to dance, theater arts, and music to support service goals.
Asian Women United of Minnesota, Inc., Minneapolis $  13,143
Asian Women United of Minnesota and Chiaki O'Brien will conduct four SAORI weaving projects with residents of House of Peace battered women's shelter.
Autism Society of Minnesota, 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 creating a theater production.
Avenues for Homeless Youth, Minneapolis $  18,810
Avenues for Homeless Youth will create a variety of arts experiences for the youth living at its two shelters, empowering youth with a platform for self-expression.
CLUES, Saint Paul $  25,000
Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio will collaborate with a local, Latino, multimedia artist, Ricardo Bennett Guzman, to empower Latino youth to lift their voices, share their experiences, and tell their stories through film.
CommonBond Communities, Saint Paul $  25,000
CommonBond and EngAGE will offer semester-long arts programs for seniors living in affordable housing communities that will decrease isolation and build community both inside and outside the senior housing complex.
CTUL, Minneapolis $  17,648
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha will collaborate with artist and organizer Aaron Johnson Ortiz to infuse visual and performance arts into campaigns for justice, providing opportunities for emerging community artists.
East Side Neighborhood Services, Minneapolis $  24,962
East Side Neighborhood Services will collaborate with KAIROS Alive! to create participatory dance, music, and storytelling experiences that will be intergenerational and intercultural and attract surrounding community members.
Ecumen Centennial House, Apple Valley $  12,958
Ecumen Centennial House will collaborate with COMPAS to offer five distinct multisession art residencies to older adults that will include painting, watercolor, weaving, songwriting, and dance.
Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley, Apple Valley $  12,958
Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley will collaborate with COMPAS to offer five distinct multisession art residencies to older adults that will include painting, watercolor, weaving, songwriting, and dance.
Epic Enterprise Inc., Dundas $  24,320
Epic Enterprise will collaborate with KAIROS Alive! to provide high quality art experiences for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Family Tree Clinic, Saint Paul $  24,900
Family Tree Clinic, a radical sexual health clinic, will expand opportunities for queer and trans people to enhance their health and well-being through art.
Fraser, Minneapolis $  17,718
Fraser will collaborate with artists to help adults who have a developmental delay as well as a concurrent mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or trauma, to learn to tell their stories through creative writing activities.
Highland Friendship Club, Saint Paul $  25,000
Highland Friendship Club will engage Upstream Arts for two workshops using theater, visual arts, poetry, music, and dance to help people with disabilities be more confident in self-expression and making choices.
HOPE Coalition, Red Wing $  22,786
HOPE Coalition and Stevie Ray's Improv Co. will collaborate to offer clients (victims of domestic violence/sexual assault/child abuse/homelessness) improv workshops to enhance their well-being and improve their communication skills.
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, Saint Paul $  25,000
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul will empower American Indian youth to create artwork and be introduced to Saint Paul's art scene with the guidance of local artists. They will ultimately redesign a skill crane arcade machine and fill it with their art for the public to win.
Jones-Harrison, Minneapolis $  24,886
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 $  13,061
Keystone's Community Kids program will work with teaching artists to build skills in a variety of art forms, including Ethiopian dance, Latin music, Ghanan storytelling, spoken word, and clay arts for 70 low-income youth.
Mount Olivet Day Services, Minneapolis $  14,490
Mount Olivet Day Services will collaborate with VocalEssence to bring weekly music sessions to its aging clients and preschool children through intergenerational workshops on storytelling, singing, and dancing.
Neighborhood House, Saint Paul $  25,000
Neighborhood House will offer underserved youth a range of arts workshops and performances to help them explore race, identity, and positive self-expression through a variety of artistic mediums.
Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc., Roseville $  21,750
Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc. and Upstream Arts will collaborate to provide adults who have developmental disabilities with The Art of Retirement and The Art of Working programs to foster well-being and support service goals.
Northeast Residence, Inc., Little Canada $  24,941
Northeast Residence, Inc. will collaborate with COMPAS and teaching artist Sharra Frank to create a large-scale mosaic. Each participant will make a mosaic that will be pieced together with 140 others for a community art piece.
Opportunity Neighborhood, New Brighton $  7,063
Opportunity Neighborhood will collaborate with MN Joe Tran to lead an eight-day break dancing workshop to build personal confidence in 30 elementary grade low-income youth who attend a free summer day camp at Ames Lake Neighborhood.
People Serving People, Minneapolis $  8,020
People Serving People will collaborate with MacPhail Center for Music to provide early childhood music classes to children experiencing homelessness enrolled in their Early Childhood Development Program.
Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center, Duluth $  25,000
Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women will collaborate with teaching artist, Angie Frank, to offer Theatre for Kids, Theatre for Healing, and Theatre for the Future workshops to clients at the Shelter and Resource Center.
The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Minneapolis $  24,977
The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, zAmya Theater, and Hennepin Theatre Trust will collaborate to provide Stories from the Book of Harbor Light which shines an unwavering light on homelessness through the eyes of those affected.
Tubman, Minneapolis $  24,985
Tubman will partner with Z Puppets Rosenschnoz and Shapiro and Smith Dance to provide workshops and performances for families experiencing trauma to help them heal, build self-confidence, and strengthen positive connections.
Vail Place, Hopkins $  23,589
Vail Place and the History Theatre will collaborate to introduce adults with serious mental illnesses to theater arts and support their mental health recovery goals.
Walker Methodist Health Center, Minneapolis $  23,000
Walker Methodist Health Center will provide residents an opportunity for personal growth, new insights and connections to others, and a respite from their cares by providing a variety of arts experiences.


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