Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
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)

Ordway staff and board will build relationships with East Asian and Asian American artistic communities in the Twin Cities and through the joint planning and execution of programming. Attendance by members of the East Asian and Asian American communities. 2: East Asian and Asian American communities who attend will feel acknowledged as a result of artistic work that reflects their voices and traditions. Participation by organizations, artists and leaders of these communities in the Twin Cities, and surveys of participants indicating new knowledge or behavior based on their experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Ordway built authentic relationships with a variety of community partners who collaborated on the Notes from Asia project. A discussion group was conducted with advisory group members, and an online survey was administered with collaborative partners, artists and venue hosts. 2: AAPIA communities who attended Notes from Asia stated that the artistic work reflected the voices and traditions of their communities. An online survey was conducted with collaborative partners, artists and venue hosts who helped with the joint planning and execution of the Notes from Asia project. Audience members who attended Notes from Asia performances and events were also surveyed. Finally, a discussion group was held with advisory council members.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lemuel Amen, Scott Anderson, Lisa Anderson, Diane Awsumb, Dorothea Burns, Bob Cattanach, Mary Choate, John Clifford, Traci Egly, Rajiv Garg, John Gibbs, Bill Gullickson, Tom Handley, Linda Hanson, Mark Henneman, Angela Jenks, David Kuplic, Eric Levinson, David Lilly, Laura McCarten, Matt Majka, Rosa Miller, Conrad Nguyen, John Ordway, Bill Parker, Bill Sands, David Sewall, Pete Thrane, John Wolack, Brad Wood, Dan Wrigley
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
The Ordway will present a series of performances, films, conversations, and an exhibit that will highlight arts and culture of Eastern Asian communities for East Asian, Asian American, and broader audiences.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Street Address
345 Washington St
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 282-3000
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