Access Improvement

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,995
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Midwest Special Services
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
June 2020
End Date
January 2021
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Ramsey
Ramsey
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
No
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
$6,995
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$6,995
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
Julie
Last Name
Johnson
Organization Name
Midwest Special Services
Street Address
900 Ocean St
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55106
Phone
(651) 778-1000x 123
Email
jjohnson@mssmn.org
Administered By
Administered by
Location

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

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
Email the Agency
Location

PO Box 14106
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114 

Phone
651-645-0402
Email the Agency