Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$56,595
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Blue Earth
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Hennepin
Morrison
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Rice
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
St. Louis
Todd
Washington
Wright
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
$56,595
Other Funds Leveraged
$566,447
Direct expenses
$623,042
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

African American, Native, bilingual Latinos, and people with disabilities (especially blind, deaf, and in chairs) participants will increase by 2,725 in 2014. In-depth surveying/data capture will assess success in providing access for NEW audiences/participants: 1,300 African American and East African-American, 100 Native, 650 Latino, and 675 people with disabilities (blind deaf, and with mobility issues). 2: No cost admission, free transportation, supertitle captioning, and tactile tours yield targeted growth. With Access funds in support of Mixed Blood's approach to revolutionizing access to live theatre, ASL, audio description and tactile tours will be provided to guests who self-identify as requiring those services.

Measurable Outcome(s)

More Minnesotans were able to participate in live theatre committed to the pursuit of social justice. 2: Mixed Blood identified real barriers to attendance and participation to live theatre, and pursued solutions to those barriers.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tabitha Montgomery, Debra Bryan, Molly Bott, Eric Hyde, Susan Mackay, Chad Weinstein, K David Hirschey, Jack Reuler, Kathleen Westerhaus, Warren Bowles, Sheila Gore Dennis, Nancy Koo, Pj Doyle, Diana Hellerman, Eviano Useh, Jeff Schuur, Yolanda Cotterall,
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Via focused programming, customized services, targeted marketing, touring, and hiring dedicated staff, barriers - financial, language, geographic, transportation, and mobility - will be identified/eliminated to revolutionize access for these populations.
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
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
Lori Brink: Independent teaching artist in multi-media and visual arts for K-12 and adults; Mary Bromen: Executive Director, Dakota Woodlands Women's and Family Homeless Shelter; Ykatirina Cardenas: Performing artist, theatre arts educator; Elizabeth Larson: Arts administrator, Bach Society of Minnesota; freelance musician; Shakuntala Maheshwari: Folk visual artist and photographer; Jessica Shaykett: Librarian, American Craft Council
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No