Arts and Cultural Legacy Programming (2013)
Councils of Color. $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for competitive grants to the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Indian Affairs Council, and the Chicano Latino Affairs Council. Grants are for programs and cooperation between the Minnesota Humanities Center and the grant recipients for community events and programs that celebrate and preserve artistic, historical, and cultural heritage.
1) Increase in the Asian Pacific Islanders community to create, implement, and share arts and cultural heritage programming
2) Increase young people's understanding and appreciation of their cultural heritage,
3) Increase young people's capacity to engage and share with other their arts and cultural heritage,
4) Increase emering artists and young people's self awareness and growth as holders and sharers of arts and cultural heritage,
4) Create educational resources that speaks to the culture and experience of
Asian and Pacific Islanders, and
5) Created real opportunties for engagement and understanding among all Minnesotans for the arts and cultural legacies of Asian Pacific Minnesotans.
• Four new children’s books and supplemental educator guides were published that speak to the experiences of being an Asian Pacific Islander child or youth in the United States
• 6,000 copies of these four titles were distributed to over 35 schools and community organizations in Minnesota
• Reading Together titles were nominated for local, regional, and national literary awards
• CAPM staff facilitated three classroom sessions around the Reading Together books from 2012.
• Six artists completed a second year of the Academy for Asian Pacific Islander Artists, deepening their learning on topics such as artist portfolios and marketing.
The Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans and the Humanities Center’s “Arts & Cultural Legacy” program will educate, highlight, and promote understanding of the arts and cultural heritage of Asian American and Pacific Islanders for all Minnesotans. The Program consists of 3 elements 1) capacity building via the Artists Fellowship Program and the Asian Pacific Youth Council; 2) print and media via the creation of books for young readers; and 3) arts programming.