Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Compelling Spanish-language films, and an innovative marketing and outreach campaign will ensure record participation of Spanish-speaking community. Tracking attendance will be a key evaluation tool. Attendance numbers will be tabulated and audience surveys employed. The efficacy of our marketing strategy will be measured through feedback from community organizations and attendees. 2: Members of Minnesota’s Spanish-speaking populations attend films and events in Phase one of Ciné Latino in Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival, April 2014. Track attendance with bilingual feedback surveys; observe and record community engagement at events and discussions; qualitative feedback from community partners; track commitment opportunities, e.g. promotions, RSVP lists, free/reduced admission.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Compelling Spanish-language films and innovative marketing and outreach efforts brought record participation from the Spanish-speaking community. 2: Members of Minnesota’s Spanish-speaking populations attended films and events as part of Cine Latino during the MSP Int’l Film Fest, April 2014.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Melodie Bahan, Maria Antonia Calvo, Anne Carayon, Senator Richard Cohen, Tom DeBiaso, Jacob Frey, Max Musicant, Mary Reyelts, Rob Silberman, Susan Smoluchowski, Karen Sternal, Mark Tierney, Frances Wilkinson
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Ciné Latino is a strategic film programming and exhibition project aimed at increasing arts access for Spanish-speaking Minnesotans.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul
Street Address
125 Main St SE Ste 125A
Zip Code
(612) 331-7563
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; 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.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Michele Coppin: Painter and instructor, including work with seniors and genocide survivors; Katherine Dodge: Executive director, Itasca Orchestra and Strings program; board chair, Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission; Venessa Fuentes: Philanthropy writer at Project for Pride in Living; poet; Robert Hybben: Instructor, Hamline University; writer; Irna Landrum: Executive director, Summit-University Planning Council; community organizer and leadership developer; MaryLynn Pulscher: Environmental Education Coordinator, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board; Patricia Rall: Staff writer, Bemidji Pioneer; board member, Region Two Arts Council; Summer Scharringhausen: Board chair and former gallery director, Altered Esthetics; painter and multimedia artist; Robert Weisenfeld: Assistant vice president, corporate and foundation relations, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
Conflict of Interest Disclosed