Second Round Equity Response Grant Awards

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On November 17, 2020, the MRAC board approved funding for 11 organizations to receive funding in the second round of the Equity Response grant program for FY21. $27,500 in awards were granted to the organizations listed here. Note that the county designations indicate where the organization is located; Minneapolis and Saint Paul are listed separately from their counties.


Accessible Joy

Funding to plan a program to launch public-facing arts programming led by people with disabilities for people with disabilities to present work.

Dark Muse Performing Arts

Funding to produce the second installment in The Uprising series of peaceful protests and performances. The Uprising Volume II: Black HERstory will focus on the experience of Black womxn then and now.

Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project

Funding to inform and plan accessible and safe arts programming to the Iraqi Minnesotan community in this unprecedented crisis.

Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop

Funding to purchase keyboards for special, prison-specific tablets for MPWW students and mentees. Because typing access has been suspended during the pandemic, keyboards will increase arts access.


Funding for BRIDGE, a new residency for one BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ mid-career performance based artist. This residency provides 150 hours of space for one year.

Red Eye Collaboration

Funding to pilot OMNIVERS, a new program that will provide radically flexible, multifaceted support to BIPOC multidisciplinary performance-based artists over two years

Revolution Dance Works

Funding to create a prototype dance touring rider for RDW-sponsored project Rumble Strips, addressing company safety and production needs, for queer artists.

St. Paul


Funding for launching a fundraising campaign for a new headquarters space.

Eastside Stories Production Group

Funding for an online weekly video series that highlights Eastside BIPOC residents and business owners. The purpose is to amplify marginalized voices and to create a deeper sense of community.

Suburban Hennepin

Maia Maiden Productions

Funding for two day planning session to address virtual programming.

Placebo Records

Funding to purchase video equipment and software for the purpose of adjusting to the current atmosphere.

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