Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2015
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Four Latino plays/events feature Latino creators/actors, and draw a diverse audience thru low/no-cost tickets, accessibility and bilingual shows. Four plays/events are produced, list of Latino artists engaged and survey of audiences. 2: 23,500 people in the metro area and 36 Minnesota counties see Latino-generated bilingual productions featuring Latino actors. Via both mainstage and touring attendance surveys and qualitative audience assessment.

Measurable Outcome(s)

MBT produced three Latino-themed plays, and an all-Latino cast in a 4th, engaging 25+ Latino artists in its season, drawing diverse Minnesota audiences. Evaluation methods included: comprehensive attendance records, audience surveys, qualitative and critical response to the performance, production, and script, and anecdotal observations by artists, staff, and production team. MBT has a 92% response rate for its surveys. 2: 8,827 people in the Metro area and greater Minnesota saw Latino-generated bilingual productions featuring Latino actors. MBT meets with its Latino Advisory Council to assess the success of its efforts to reach more Minnesota Latinos. Attendance, surveys, anecdotal observation, and social media response is used to help determine the degree to which the Theatre has met its goals.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tabitha Montgomery, Robert Lunning, Rodolfo Gutierrez, Molly Bott, Trevor Bowen, Deb Bryan, Tatiana Chivileva, Yolanda Cotterall, Sheila Gore Dennis, Pj Doyle, Diana Hellerman, K David Hirschey, Eric Hyde, Sarah Kilibarda, Samantha King, Elizabeth Reeve, Jack Reuler, Joe Stanley, Jeff Shuur
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Mixed Blood Theatre will produce two mainstage and two touring productions bringing focus to the Latino experience in America through the voices of Latino artists.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Street Address
1501 S 4th St
(612) 338-0984
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Private equity manager; board chair, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Ann Benrud: Director of communications and external relations, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Christina Chang: Museum curator; doctorate in art history; Kevin Curran: Nonprofit professional in development and grant writing for arts organizations; Mary Flicek: Arts administrator; board member, River Junctions Arts Council; Cheryl Kessler: Founder and principal evaluator, Blue Scarf Consulting, LLC; Patrick Serrano: MS in nonprofit institutions, volunteer grant writer; Dameun Strange: Bush Foundation Community Innovation Team member
Conflict of Interest Disclosed