Celtic Junction Arts Center (Minnesota)
The Celtic Junction Arts Center (CJAC) was founded in 2016, with a mission to celebrate, promote, and preserve cultural arts and community. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, whilst they were unable to host International Irish concerts and tours they made sure to make use of their space serve their community and its people.
With the help of the Emigrant Support Programme they were able to transform their café into a COVID testing site for the community.
In doing so they enabled safe access for their partner organizations; the Center for Irish Music, the Irish Fair of Minnesota, the Eoin McKiernan Library, the Irish College of Minnesota, and protected hundreds of other family and community members.