ACHF Arts Access
Arts organizations build relationships with members of, or organizations that serve, groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization. Real or perceived barriers to participation are identified and addressed. More Minnesotans are able to participate in the arts.
1) We built new relationships with three full spectrum senior living facilities in our area: SummerWood of Plymouth, Chanhassen and Lake Minnetonka Shores as well as Lyngblomsten Services, Inc on a pilot program for people suffering from memory loss. We built or expanded partnerships with five organizations serving adults with disabilities including Opportunity Partners (2 branches), Choices Inc, eQuality, and Hammer Residence. Our programs for children and youth were provided to: Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (two programs), YMCA/Minnetonka Heights Program, Project for Pride in Living and Saint Davids' Center for Child and Family Development. 2) In all cases, our programs were delivered to populations that have been historically underserved. Our goal was to deliver programs to five adult partners (we worked with nine) and five children/youth partners (we worked with five). 2: 1) Adults, children and youth of all ages and abilities from the participating organizations were able to participate in these programs. Programs were delivered for low cost, at their facility or at Ridgedale, a more proximate location. 2) We tracked attendance at all programs.
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