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MA-10-16-0240-16

Walker Art Center
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$143,000.00
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
MN
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

The Walker Art Center will leverage its newly renovated 19-acre campus, including the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, as an accessible platform for multidisciplinary education programming. New K-12 curricula and programs will support students in developing 21st century skills while addressing the perceptual, financial, and physical barriers to arts participation. Four new curriculum strands will engage students through multidisciplinary investigations and integrated learning, with specialized strands targeting underserved communities, including English Language Learners (ELL) and students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Outreach efforts, marketing materials, and travel subsidies will be developed along with modified programs for students with visual and hearing impairments and physical disabilities. The project will create a new tour program, including recruiting and training new educators in advance of the campus launch in summer 2017.