Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Pan Asian Arts Alliance
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)

Provide Hmong youth an animation learning opportunity to address social and cultural issues in their Hmong Community. Process Evaluation, which will measure the success of the process, and the Outcome Evaluation, focusing on behavioral changes among participants will evaluate Project Success through audience feedback and participant surveys. 2: To work with 40 youth, engage 1,000+ animation lovers and 500+ children/youth to the exhibition/forum discussions, with approximately 50% would be new patrons. Participants and Audience will be tracked by program attendance and event attendance records.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Project has successfully offered Animation training to at risk youth as planned, and used Animation to address social and cultural issues of youth concerns. The Project has used the Process Evaluation methods to measure the success with event flyers, participant surveys and focus group interview. With high percentage of youth satisfaction rate, PAAA likes to explore building and/or strengthening partnerships with other youth arts programs within community-based organizations in order to share our successful practices, and to build and/or extend networks of support for youth participants. 2: The Project has successfully trained forty-one youth, hosted two public exhibitions, and attracted 1,555 audience. We have used surveys and focus group interview to evaluate the project, interview questions were as follow. Participants: How would you describe the youth in the program, with the staff, and with the relationships? Program Experiences: Your work with the [art project]? Ways in which issues of difference or inequality like race, gender, culture, or poverty are a part of the discussions and work of the program? Ways in which your ethnic history and experiences are valued in the program? (If at all), Ways in which your skills increased in the program? (If at all). What would you like the best of the program?

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ange Hwang, David Zander, Yan Huss, Dao Lan, MinhPhuoc Tran, Mai Vang, Grace Lee, Yang Yang, Linda Hashimoto
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
My Stories is a yearlong three-part program enabling Hmong youth to learn and tell their stories through animation in order to articulate social and cultural issues in the Hmong Community.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Pan Asian Arts Alliance
Street Address
1541 Barclay St
St Paul
Zip Code
(763) 354-0251
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.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; 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