The Minnesota State Arts Board has an Arts Access grant, totaling $52,471, to the Kaddatz Gallery in Fergus Falls.

At its November meeting, the arts board approved 194 grants through its Arts Access, Arts Tour Minnesota, Artist Initiative, and Community Arts Education Support grant programs.  These are the third round of grants announced in the Arts Board fiscal year 2020 grant cycle. Together, grants awarded in these four programs total more than $5.1 million.

The Arts Access grant program supports arts organizations to identify underserved communities, identify the barriers that keep them from engaging in the arts, and develop and implement strategies to reduce or eliminate the barriers. The Kaddatz Gallery will use the funding to collaborate with PioneerCare to provide visual art workshops and resulting public exhibitions designed to enrich resident experiences in skilled care, memory care, and other housing settings.

Funding for the Arts Access programs is made possible by an appropriations from the Minnesota Legislature from the state's arts and cultural heritage fund.

To learn more about fiscal year 2020 grantees and their activities, visit the Arts Board website atarts.state.mn.us/grants/2020/index.htm.

The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts. It receives appropriations from the Minnesota Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts board offers grants, services, and other resources to individuals and organizations throughout the state to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state. Additional information about the arts board can be found online at arts.state.mn.us.

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