Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Pan Asian Arts Alliance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
February 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Arts organizations build relationships with members of, or organizations that serve, groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization. Real or perceived barriers to participation are identified and addressed. More Minnesotans are able to participate in the arts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our Project has targeted to Asian American and Pacific Islander community, with more than 48 sub-ethnic groups. Asian American and Pacific Islanders face significant socioeconomic challenges (high poverty, high domestic violence, and growing juvenile delinquency rates). We have successfully hosted Pan Asian Arts Series, including: a) Hosting Festival/Asian Style at May 20th, 2012 at the Landmark Center; b) Systematically scheduled two outreach performances per month with partnering agencies throughout Asian senior/community gatherings; c) 2-day Pan Asian Dance Festival at the Concordia College; and d) Purchasing the tickets for the high quality, newly created Asian Dance Drama – YIYUSA at February, 2013 for low-income Asian American and Pacific Islanders. EVALUATION METHOD. We have successfully introduced diverse Asian dances to Minnesotans. Audiences were challenged with Matching Game, they have to match dance pictures with right description of ethnicities dances. Roughly about 84% audience match correctly. 2: 1) Attracted under-served Asian American and Pacific Islander audience to enjoy the theatrical experience with these proud cultural heritages through various shows; 2) Attracted mainstream audience who may have limited experience with Asian classic arts. EVALUATION PROCESS: Observing the audience composition during various Performances and Festivals hosted, with high percentage of Asian American and Pacific Islander and African American families to participate at the events; giving away 500 tickets to Southeast Asian refugees, with roughly 70% showing up rate; and through; and advisory committee evaluation meeting.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Asian Media Access (Ange Hwang/Executive Director); Asian Pacific Storyteller Alliance (David Zander/President); Dao Lan Dance Studio (Dao Lan/Artistic Director and Dao Lee/Executive Director); Eastern Cultural Center (Shen Pei/Executive Director); Hoang Anh Vietnamese Dance Group (MinhPhuoc Tran/Artistic Director); Iny Asian Dance Theater (Mai Vang/Artistic Director); Mu Gung Hwa Korean Dance Group (Grace Lee/Artistic Director); Sansei Yonsei Kai Japanese Children and Adult Dance Group (Linda Hashimoto/Artistic Director); Sumunar Indonesian Dance Ensemble, c/o Indonesian Performing Arts Association of Minnesota (Tri/Artistic Director); and Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center (Huanru Zhang/Artistic Director, Lena Liu/Managing Director).
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Pan Asian Arts Alliance will offer Pan Asian Arts Series, a project to connect underserved Asian American communities with theatrical experience, to connect the younger generation with century old art forms, and to connect Pan Asian artists with a shared
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Pan Asian Arts Alliance
Street Address
1541 Barclay St
St Paul
Zip Code
(763) 354-0251
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Abner Arauza: Interim assistant director of intercultural affairs, Concordia College, Moorhead. Producer, "Notas Latinas."; Alice De Yonge: Program director, Project G.E.M.; Millicent Engisch-Morris: Artistic director, The Crossing Arts Alliance. Owner, Quiet River Studio.; Andrew Maus: Executive director, Minnesota Marine Art Museum.; Timothy Peterson: Marketing and operations manager, Cantus.; Bree Sieplinga: Associate director, Upstream Arts.; Audrey Thayer: Adjunct professor, Bemidji State University. C
Conflict of Interest Disclosed