Create • Connect • Discover • Thrive

PRI is committed to being inclusive of all forms of art and weaving art through all services, to provide access to the benefits of art to all, while building community, promoting self-advocacy and self-expression.

Arts Access through Community Partnerships

Thanks to funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and Arts Midwest, clients have access to engaging arts activities that empower personal growth, goals attainment, and joyful living.

Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB)

PRI has partnered with Upstream Arts to to increase capacity to rebuild arts programming so more adults with disabilities can access arts to support self-advocacy and community by teaching staff and clients to use arts in day and employment services.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Arts Midwest Gig Fund

Thanks to funding from Arts Midwest, artist Anne Krocak spent 12 weeks at our Minneapolis site working with clients to create pieces using mixed media including clay, collage and mosaic. The class culminated in a collaborative mosaic, the PRI Pizza!

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC)

Thanks to a Flexible Support grant from MRAC, PRI clients are enjoying opportunities for creative expression through the Sincerely Me! Residencies. Community partners include visual artist, Anne Krocak, Cow Tipping Press and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz!

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) Arts Learning Grant

Thanks to an Arts Learning Grant from MRAC, PRI partnered with Upstream Arts to deliver their Art of Working residency to engage participants at the Vocational Immersion Site in arts activities that help build effective social and communication skills that can be applied to personal goals attainment.

The benefits of the art making experience are abundant!
The latest evidence-based findings report that
after engagement in the arts:

experienced improvement in mood and self-esteem
engaged in physical activity
ate healthier


These are some of the amazing art organizations that PRI partners with!

For more information contact Jennifer Crosby Zarth,
Development Director 612-259-2272