Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,696
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Blue Earth
Clay
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Fillmore
Hennepin
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Morrison
Nicollet
Nobles
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
St. Louis
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Washington
Wright
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
$95,696
Other Funds Leveraged
$535,559
Direct expenses
$631,255
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Deepen relationships with Somali, disability, and Latino communities, and with workforce centers, college students, and affinity groups via hired liaisons. Surveys, database analysis, and space use reflect engagement with and participation by 3,950 patrons from targeted populations via liaisons and Advisory Councils, deepening staff efforts to promote programming and services to targeted populations. 2: Address cultural, economic, transportation and physical barriers in target populations. Facility upgrade, transportation and no-cost admission increase attendance of people with disabilities. Surveys show growth in Latino, 18-22 year old, East African, and low-income patrons. Neighborhood events in venue indicate African participation.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Deepen relationships with Somali, disability, and Latino communities, with workforce centers, college students, and affinity groups via hired liaisons; surveys, database analysis, and space use reflect engagement with and participation by 3,950 patrons from targeted populations via liaisons and Advisory Councils, deepening staff efforts to promote programming and services to targeted populations. 2: Address cultural, economic, transportation and physical barriers in aforementioned target populations; facility upgrade, transportation, and no-cost admission increase attendance of people with disabilities. Surveys show growth in Latin, 18-22 year old, East African, and low-income patrons. Neighborhood events in venue indicate African participation

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ron McKinley, Susan P. Mackay, Tabitha Montgomery, Molly Bott, Eric Hyde, Warren Bowles, Deb Bryan, Yolanda Cotterall, Habtamu B. Gana, Sheila Gore Dennis, PJ Doyle, Shalini Gupta, K. David Hirschey, David Ginter, Nancy Koo, Robert Lunning, Jeff McCall
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
As no-cost admission transformed audiences under 30, low-income audiences, and patrons of color, Mixed Blood focuses Radical Hospitality to hone in on disability communities, East Africans, Latinos, college students, employee networks, and the unemployed.
Project Manager
First Name
Amanda
Last Name
White Thietje
Organization Name
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Street Address
1501 S 4th St
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55454-1100
Phone
(612) 338-0984
Email
Amanda@mixedblood.com
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
No