Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Chinese American Association of Minnesota AKA CAAM Chinese Dance Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To engage greater Crookston area arts learners in learning more about Chinese dance arts who previously have little access. Administrators and teaching artists will interview and observe before and after learning about Chinese movement, coordination, cultural and historical contexts. 2: Increase the awareness of Chinese dance and culture in greater Crookston area through a hands-on learning experience. Collaborators and their art learners will show the Chinese dance skills learned and describe culture knowledge received that they previously had not known.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Increased learning of Chinese dance arts and culture through workshops, residency and final performance. 2: Crookston community increased its educational opportunities and awareness of Chinese dance arts and cultural through workshops, a residency and performance organized by CAAM Chinese Dance Theater.

Recipient Board Members
Yanhua Wusand, Wenlei Fang, Barry Yam,Betty Rasmussen, Alice Fitzgerald. Stacey Hecht, Vickee Nelson, Chris Londgren, Beatrice Rothweiler
Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

CAAM CDT’s residency and education program in Chinese dance arts will expose Crookston area art learners to Chinese dance and culture and prepare them to perform for their own greater community during the 2013/2014 academic year.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Chinese American Association of Minnesota AKA CAAM Chinese Dance Theater
Street Address
800 Transfer Rd Ste 8
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 774-0806
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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Jeffrey Bleam: Chair; department of theatre and film studies, Saint Cloud State University; Phyllis Doyle: Retired arts administrator; award-winning poet and fiction writer; Donald Hill: Visiting assistant professor, creative writing program, University of Alaska-Fairbanks; author and poet; Dorothy Kantor: Assistant director, National Catholic Youth Choir; Ruthe Thompson: Professor of English, Southwest Minnesota State University; Elizabeth Ward: Arts program coordinator, Backus Community Center

Conflict of Interest Disclosed