WACOSA announced it is the proud recipient of a $6,000 grant from Central Minnesota Arts Board. The dollars will fund arts activities, giving WACOSA clients access to arts that would otherwise not be available.
“WACOSA has been offering art activities lead by volunteer artists for several years, and this grant helps our organization take these efforts to the next level.” says Steve Howard, WACOSA Executive Director. “The support we have received from the Central Minnesota Arts Board will help us to better serve adults with disabilities, offering them access to consistent and quality arts activities that was not previously available. We anticipate this effort will not only help the people we serve build work skills for possible future employment, but will also help them with their fine and gross motor movement, self-expression, increased self-esteem and will provide a therapeutic and productive outlet for daily stressors.”
WACOSA serves adults with disabilities who may face a long list of barriers to work and daily living, such as physical, cognitive, communication, transportation, etc. These barriers can create challenges with getting to an art class, expressing interest in taking an art class, etc. The CMAB grant, in part, helps ease those challenges by helping WACOSA offer arts through its skill building activities.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.