The staff of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota request funding to support staff training in the area of fine arts in order to increase the quality and quantity of fine arts programming in preparation for the annual Fine Arts Exhibit and Contes
Students, school employees, and members of the community will learn how a book is developed from its inception to the published product and the techniques of the writing process through the storytelling and artistry of award winning author, Cynthia Lord.
The ScrapMobile, a portable art car (van) and art program of ArtStart's ArtScraps Materials Reuse Center, seeks funding to provide free summer arts programming instructed by ArtStart roster artists in parks, housing developments, and recreation centers for underserved youth/families in collaboration with Saint Paul Park and Recreation's Roving Rec program and the St Paul Public Library Bookmobile.
In partnership with over 50 businesses and organizations, The Cedar will engage East African immigrants with a comprehensive arts program titled Cedar Avenue to Art that uses music events as the focal point and also serves the general public
Children's Theatre Company will launch Community Superheroes, a project to engage Latino audiences through partnerships with organizations serving Latinos; free tickets and transportation for children and families to two CTC productions; and pre-performance workshops and post-play reflections.
Textile Center will increase access to its exhibition and education programs through a new outreach service for schools and community-based organization serving low-income youth. Partners receive a transportation stipend and youth participate in a gallery program and hands-on art activity.
The Duluth Art Institute will host internationally recognized artist Wing Young Huie to present two community workshops in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth to engage audiences with issues of identity and diversity through the use of portrait photography.
The Guthrie Theater will create $5 Previews, promoted through nonprofits, college job placement offices, and (re)employment agencies, to provide access for underemployed and emerging professionals aged 21-35.