Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Asian Media Access
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 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

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully offer intensive Arts Lab to 50 artists, with focus areas in dance, music and multimedia production. Artist's Application, Sing-in Sheet, Pre/Post Participant Surveys. 2: Reduce barriers (silent minority, parents not supportive in arts, lack of resources/team building through arts) for artists. Pre/Post Participant Surveys, focus Group with Asian American and Pacific Islander parents and community leaders, additional arts activities for Asian American and Pacific Islanders in North Minneapolis.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Successfully offering intensive Arts Lab with focus areas –dance, music and media production, with 95% of satisfaction rate from participant surveys. 2. Successfully reaching the proposed 50 young artists with resources to create dance, music and media collaborative projects. 3. Successfully hosting the cultural cabaret with most creative, collaborative, cross-disciplinary works. 2: 1. Successfully reduce four barriers (silent minority, parents not supportive in arts, lack of resources and team building through arts) for artists, and impact has been reflected through evaluation among participants. 2. Successfully reached 5,300 AAPI members, who have opportunities to see the youth creations.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lambert Lum, Ange Hwang, Rachel Endo, Phil Raskin, Matthew Clark, Tie Oie, Vang Xiong
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
ArtsCollaborative Lab is an intensive mentorship program for Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and youth from across disciplines (dance/music/media). They will work together to sharpen skills, develop collaborative projects, and engage the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities through art.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Asian Media Access
Street Address
2418 Plymouth Ave N
Zip Code
(612) 376-7715
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: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. 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
Katherine Dodge: Executive director, Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program.; Elizabeth Flinsch-Garrison: Education and Outreach Director, Northern Clay Center; Patricia Grimes: Arts Coordinator- Sanford Center ( Neilson Place), Bemidji; Susan Haas: Artistic Producing Director, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Minneapolis; Joanna Kohler: Filmmaker and Media producer, community storytelling; Jennifer Monroe: President of the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota and Treasurer of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association; Sherri Pugh: Director of Operations, Sabathini Community Center; Robert Weisenfeld: Assistant Vice President,Corporate and Foundation Relations, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
Conflict of Interest Disclosed