Access Improvement

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Midwest Special Services
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
June 2020
End Date
January 2021
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Access Improvement

Project Details

Adaptive Equipment for the Artists of MSS' Creative Arts Program

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Lynne Bertalmio: Retired Director Stillwater Public Library; Cristeta Boarini: 826 MSP Program Director; Craig Dunn: Arts Accessibility Consultant; Tricia Heuring: Public Functionary Executive Director; Alejandra Iannone: Sparkle Theatricals Creative Co-Director; Wu Chen Khoo: Technical Tools of the Trade Stage Technical Designer and Director; Wendy Lane: Retired Human Resources Professional; Alejandra Pelinka: City of Bloomington Director of Creative Placemaking; Tommy Sar: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Coordinator of Community Programs; Lue Vang: McKnight Foundation Accountant; Christal Moose: Native Pride Productions Inc Manager; Adaobi Okolue: Twin Cities Media Alliance Executive Director; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Community Education Adult and Youth Programs Coordinator; Deanna StandingCloud: New Native Theatre; Sara Wilson: Gislason and Hunter LLP Attorney; Robyn Cline: City of Savage Economic Development Commissioner

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Brighton McCormick: Artistic, Program Development, Education; Jaime Gjerdingen: Artistic, Volunteerism, Accessibility/Disability Access; Naomi Cohn: Organizational Development / Planning, Fundraising, Artistic; Raymond Luczak: Artistic, Accessibility/Disability Access, Marketing/Audience Development; Terryann Nash: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Education, Program Development; Tim Cooper: Artistic, Computer Systems / Web Design, Finance; Zoe Koenig: Artistic, General Management/ Administration/ Support, Program Development.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2019 First Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

100% of participants who utilize the adaptive equipment purchased through this grant will feel they've gained greater independence in making art. We aim to provide custom-made adaptive equipment for at least ten artists who have never used it before. We plan to evaluate the success of our project through the use of surveys, staff reports, quantitative and qualitative data. We will use the data we collect to adjust the project in real time as well as inform future programming.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Midwest Special Services
Street Address
900 Ocean St
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 778-1000x 123
Administered By
Administered by

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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PO Box 14106
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114 

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