Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
East Side Freedom Library
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Quantitative: Attendance at performances by 200 people of diverse backgrounds (East Side neighborhood/greater Twin Cities; immigrants/native born; African American, Native American, Asian American, LatinX). Qualitative: Audience surveys show that 50% of attendees indicate an enhanced understanding of the history of the Civil Rights Movement. We will survey our audiences not only at performances but also at collateral events (films, lectures, discussion) to identify participant count, residential base, racial-ethnic-national identity, and to collect their assessment of their learning experiences. We will also survey post-show discussion leaders, again at collateral events as well as performances, to collect their assessment of the depth and breadth of the conversations.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding to produce and host the play "Down in Mississippi" in collaboration with Carlyle Brown and Company. East Side Freedom Library will organize and host related educational programs -- films, presentations, and community discussions -- during the run
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
East Side Freedom Library
Street Address
1105 Greenbrier St
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 774-8687
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music teacher and performer; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Marisol Chiclana-Ayla: Artist, Board Chair of El Arco Iris; Jamil Jude: Theatre artist; Tricia Khutoretsky: Public Functionary Curator and Co-Director; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Artistic Director of World Music and Dance and the International Children’s Festival; Coleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Osman Mohamed Ali: Somali Museum of Minnesota Founder and Executive Director; Kathy Mouacheupao: Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation Cultural Corridor Coordinator; Adam Napoli-Rangel: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Djenane Saint Juste: Afoutayi Dance Company Founder; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Public Schools Youth Programs Coordinator; Dameun Strange: Composer and performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Susan Rotilie: Education, artistic, volunteerism; Craig Harris: Organizational development, administration, artistic; Alan Berks: Artistic, marketing, education; Jeff Hnilicka: Youth programming, administration, artistic; Laura Sindberg: Education, artistic, youth programming; Elissa Schufman: Fundraising, computer systems, volunteerism; Nasibu Sareva: Administration, fundraising, community service; Sophie Liu-Othmer: Community Education, community service, administration; Aron Lorber: Artistic, education, organizational development.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed