-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2019 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: 32
Total dollars awarded: $ 638,426

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul $  23,780
Wilder Foundation will collaborate with 21 community artists to engage 250 low-income children, families, and elders in tailored, extended exposure to dance, theater arts, and music to support service goals.
Avivo, Minneapolis $  25,000
Avivo clients living with mental illness will work with COMPAS teaching artists to develop artistic skills in various art forms and build community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, Saint Paul $  14,623
Children, especially those in crisis, deserve hands on experience with art to build resiliency. Big Brothers Big Sisters' Free Arts program will bring youth from three partners to the studios of three artists for life changing opportunities.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, Saint Paul $  20,370
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities and ComMUSICation will present a performing arts program for at risk youth to improve confidence and academics through performance and other Boys and Girls Clubs' holistic programs.
CLUES, Saint Paul $  25,000
Communidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) will collaborate with local Latino multimedia artist Ricardo Bennett Guzmán, 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.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Golden Valley $  17,605
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, in partnership with FilmNorth, will provide filmmaking classes for people with newly acquired disabilities to record their recovery process and learn adaptive artistic skills.
Fairview Foundation, Minneapolis $  16,080
Fairview Achievement Center proposes to collaborate with the Brave New Workshop Student Union to provide a yearlong customized improv for life in house arts program for clients living with multiple sclerosis.
Family Tree Clinic, Saint Paul $  24,900
Family Tree Clinic and artists Lisa Marie Brimmer and Joy Spika join together to expand opportunities for queer and trans people of color to enhance their health and well-being through art.
Good Samaritan Society - Westview Acres, Waconia $  10,992
Good Samaritan Society-Westview Acres Senior Housing and EngAGE will offer semester long arts programs for seniors that will decrease isolation and build community inside a senior housing complex with more than 100 residents.
Hennepin Healthcare Foundation, Minneapolis $  24,516
Hennepin Healthcare Foundation will collaborate with FilmNorth on a filmmaking program for hospitalized pediatric patients to provide creative self-expression, positive distraction from their illness, and new skills.
Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center, Inc., Park Rapids $  18,136
The Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center will collaborate with Vision Theatre and two visual artists for a full year of multifaceted art experiences for personal growth, deeper social relationships, and increased community engagement.
Jones-Harrison, Minneapolis $  25,000
Jones-Harrison Residence will integrate artist led programs in dance and movement, pottery, and drumming into ongoing wellness and therapeutic recreation initiatives to improve the physical and emotional well-being of its residents.
JustUs Health, Saint Paul $  16,365
JustUs Health will collaborate with artist Brian Malloy to offer creative writing classes to persons affected by HIV/AIDS to build creative self-expression and tell their stories through poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction.
Keystone Community Services, Saint Paul $  13,988
One hundred low-income youth and twenty seniors in Saint Paul will work with teaching artists to build skills in a variety of art forms, including painting, music, poetry, digital photography, ceramics, spoken word, and videography.
La Crèche Early Childhood Centers, Inc., Minneapolis $  5,700
La Crèche and Children's Theatre Company will work to create an enrichment strategy through creative play workshops to further develop and support self-discovery for preschool children who have experienced intense or prolonged adversity.
Life House, Duluth $  23,000
Life House will work with artist Adam Swanson to guide homeless and street youth in the design and painting of a mural on the Life House Youth Drop-in Center building.
MACMH's Fidgety-Fairy Tales - The Mental Health Musicals, Saint Paul $  24,965
Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health and Children's Theatre Company will work with LGBTQ teens to create a musical theater performance that raises awareness about mental health issues that affect LGBTQ youth.
Midwest Special Services, Inc., Saint Paul $  24,965
Midwest Special Services will collaborate with MacPhail Center for Music to teach new methods for self-expression where participants will demonstrate their learning through audio and video recording.
NAMI Minnesota, Saint Paul $  24,350
National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota will work with artist Laurie Phillips and Suicide Survivor's Club to offer art narrative workshops for people who've lost a loved one to suicide.
Neighborhood House, Saint Paul $  25,000
Neighborhood House will offer underserved youth a range of arts classes that help them explore self-expression, social skills, cultural identity, community issues, and artistic mediums that culminate in staged performances.
Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc., Roseville $  21,750
Northeast Contemporary Services and Upstream Arts will partner to provide adults who have developmental disabilities with The Art Of Social Skills and The Art Of Retirement programs to contribute to their well-being and help achieve service goals.
Partnership Resources, Inc., Minneapolis $  23,727
Partnership Resources and Upstream Arts team up for two customized twelve week multidisciplinary residencies for 30 adults with disabilities, building social and communication skills and positive self-expression toward goal success.
People Serving People, Minneapolis $  8,100
People Serving People will collaborate with MacPhail Center for Music to offer weekly music classes to children experiencing homelessness enrolled in their early childhood development program.
Rise, Spring Lake Park $  20,007
Rise will conduct Art Speaks, a program providing people with physical, intellectual, brain injury, and emotional disabilities the ability to express their artistic vision by creating visual art in a wide range of media.
Tasks Unlimited, Minneapolis $  13,834
Tasks Unlimited will collaborate with COMPAS teaching artists Mica Lee Anders, Lucy Rose Fischer, and Katrina Knutson to provide people with mental illness opportunities to build skills and confidence in creative expression.
Tubman, Minneapolis $  24,688
Tubman will work 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 $  21,739
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.
Volunteers of America of Minnesota, Minneapolis $  12,214
Volunteers of America of Minnesota's Bar None Residential Treatment Center will collaborate with artist Wing Young Huie to provide teen residents with opportunities to explore self-expression, assumptions, and identity.
WACOSA, Waite Park $  13,032
WACOSA will work in partnership with local artist Dan Mondloch to explore the therapeutic benefits of art through acrylics by enriching the lives of adults living with dual diagnoses to create a permanent mosaic wall mural.
The Yes Network, Saint Cloud $  25,000
The Yes Network will partner with teaching artists to create art experiences for children and teens in fourteen low-income neighborhoods to nurture creativity, strengthen social emotional skills, and create a sense of place.
YouthLink, Minneapolis $  25,000
YouthLink and arts partner Kulture Klub Collaborative will facilitate studio recording and performance opportunities for youth ages sixteen to 23 experiencing homelessness.


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