Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Asian Media Access
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully increasing 100 vocal/recording young artists with more than 150 arts classes/activities. Asian Media Arts will evaluate the outcomes through PROCESS, successfully implementing 4A*Story411 activities as planned. IMPACT, with 80% positive participants’ satisfaction rate through surveys. 2: Successfully providing opportunities to 8,500 Minnesotans to appreciate the Arts through young artists’ Community Performances, and Neighborhood Story Circle. Asian Media Access will evaluate the outcomes through PROCESS, Successfully implementing youth’s service learning projects through community performances and Youth Radio as planned, and IMPACT, with 80% satisfaction rate among audience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Program has successfully trained 86 youth in vocal and recording arts, and offered 418 arts classes/ activities/ performances. We have evaluated progress about youth’s behavioral changes through Arts. The students were quick to discover that the vocal/memorization techniques they were learning, could easily be applied to their schoolwork, making it simpler to retain the information from their studies. As they begin to see positive change and results, they become increasingly confident in themselves. One of the greatest moments for the teachers is to observe the break-through. This is the point a class full of shy/quiet along with aggressive students break-through together and bloom into confident leaders on the stage and in their lives. 2: The Program has reached more than 8,586 Minnesotans, but we have failed to collect the audience surveys, only focused on participants’ surveys. For participants, we have collected: Youth application; attendance records; feedback from teachers; Pre/post surveys on learning/quality of the classes; Focus groups with students; Program impact on individuals, families, and community such as increasing discussion about diverse cultural collaboration and/or families’ participation more in the arts. B. For audience, we have collected informal surveys from the audience after the show with feedbacks, Post-performance discussion, and Facebook comments.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Xianping He, Ange Hwang, Lambert Lum, Ethel Lee Norwood, Phil Raskin, Kanji Yang, Maihia Yang
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Asian Media Access will collaborate with local African/A musicians, recording/vocal artists, to present A4A* Story411 for at-risk youth, who will learn the creative languages to express themselves with songs, raps, stories, and youth radio.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Asian Media Access
Street Address
2418 Plymouth Ave N
Zip Code
(612) 376-7715
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.; 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; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Courtney Gerber: Associate director of education within the learning initiatives division at the Walker Art Center; Danette Olsen: Self-employed strategy consultant and teaching artist; William Wiktor: Retired engineer and software developer; Rochester community arts and non-profit volunteer; Andrew Wykes: Associate professor of painting at Hamline University, St Paul
Conflict of Interest Disclosed