Celebrate the win with Art Works tonight!  Often, we write grants or making funding appeals, and our needs go unmet. Tonight, we celebrate this win that will put automatic door openers on some of our doors most crucial to making our spaces accessible. Now, we are in the business of finding a few extra supporters to help us add $5,000 more to finish the project up with all the door openers we need. Do you value accessibility too? Let us know if you want to sponsor a door opener! Thanks, VSA and Legacy Amendment for making this project possible for our community.

Check out the full press release by clicking (LINK) here. Read from the release below:

Metro Arts Groups Receive Accessibility Grants

Nine Twin Cities arts organizations have been awarded ADA Access Improvement Grants by VSA Minnesota. The nonprofits will use their grants, totaling $82,635, to make their arts programs more accessible to people with disabilities. Since 2010, 149 projects by 76 different organizations have now been funded, totaling $1,705,635.

VSA Minnesota has administered the ADA Access Improvement Grant program since 2010 for the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC). Funds come from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. The purpose is to enable nonprofit arts organizations in the seven-county Twin Cities area to improve their programs, projects, equipment, or facilities in ways that have the potential for significant or long-term impact in involving more people with disabilities as participants or patrons in arts programs.

Art Works Eagan, Eagan                                                                                      $15,000

Art Works will install automatic door openers for six to eight strategically targeted doors in its facility in Eagan. The project is necessary to make its gallery and event spaces easily accessible for clients, volunteers and community members with mobility challenges.