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
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.