Twin Cities arts groups awarded grants to increase accessibility

VSA Minnesota has awarded more than $100,000 to eleven Twin Cities arts organizations to aid them in their work to become more accessible to people with disabilities.

These grants will not just fund wheelchair access ramps – they include everything from assistive listening devices for theater patrons who are hard of hearing, to staff training, to wood turning equipment geared toward people who have suffered some vision loss.

Here are the grantees:

American Association of Woodturners $15,000

ArtEscape $9,000

Cedar Cultural Center $15,000

Lakeshore Players $5,865

Minnesota Center for Book Arts $9,525

Minnesota Fringe Festival $3,520

Mixed Precipitation $7,560

Pillsbury House Theatre $15,000

Stages Theatre Company $8,000

Theater Latte Da $5,124

Upstream Arts $15,000

Funding for the ADA Access Improvement Grants comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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