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Arts Learning Grants Have Epic Impact
Submitted by Julie Ryan on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 10:50am
The people we serve at Epic Enterprise are experiencing the opportunity to develop artistically thanks to Arts Learning grants awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Epic is a non-profit organization providing supports to adults with disabilities in the Rice County area and we have used Arts Learning grants in 2010, 2011 and this year to host a variety of artists that work directly with individuals who encounter significant barriers to engaging in creative experiences on their own. Visiting artists have shared their instructional skills in the areas of visual art, puppetry, clay, papermaking, music, dance and storytelling with our staff. As a result, we have developed a daily program at Epic that enables us to help individuals discover empowering forms of self-expression through the arts.
If you’re interested in reading more about our creative program, the Northfield News did a great story on how we are using state grants to enhance the lives of arts learners at Epic: http://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/news/article_e4720361-047a-5e2d-b3a0-936fbc8e0044.html?mode=print .