Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
MinHua Chorus
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2011
End Date
April 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To stage a high-quality concert that represents the cultural heritage of Chinese Americans in the Twin Cities; to create a collaborative performance among Chinese American arts groups.Audience, artist, and collaborating organization feedback.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The merging of Chinese American arts groups created a unifying passion for their culture that audiences enjoyed throughout the concert.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cynthia Stokes, Larry Zimmerman, Laura Hahn, Michael Coddington, Samuel Cutter-Wilson, Lynn Erickson, Shelley Hanson, Margaret Johnson, Mark Kausch, Jere Lantz, Barbara Thomas, Arnold Walker, Richard Wildberger
Project Overview

Twenty Years of Music

Project Details

Funding for Twenty Years of Music, an anniversary concert reflecting on Chinese MinnesotansÆ cultural heritage, acculturation, and integration in American society. The concert will take place at OÆShaughnessy Auditorium in St Paul in December 2011.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
MinHua Chorus
Street Address
1953 Malvern St
Zip Code
(612) 625-4826
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Theresa Downing: independent art curator; Mary Grace Flannery: Arts administrator, Nimbus Theatre; Greg Herriges: Musician, Indian Music Society of Minnesota; Heidi Larson: Minnesota Orchestral Association staff; Abby Marcus: General Manager, Playwrights' Center; Marya Morstad: Arts administrator, Mizna.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Jill Anfang: City of Roseville assistant parks and recreation director; Heather Beal: free-lance architectural writer; Melissa Brechon: retired Carver County Library system director; Kathy Busch: realtor, Shakopee School Board member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits director of operations and human resources; Paul Creager: Gordon Parks High School teacher and administrator, Square Lake Film Festival director; Erika Eklund: Playwrights'Center director of external relations; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Community Theatre Managing Director; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake-Savage school district program specialist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy executive director; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation Project Manager; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Childrens Theatre Company director of institutional giving; Margaret Rog: free-lance grant writer and organizational development consultant; Beth Starbuck: retired consultant; Dameun Strange: free-lance musician and composer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law assistant director of Career and Professional Development.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed