Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Chinese American Association of Minnesota AKA CAAM Chinese Dance Theater
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
In Progress
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
January 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As result of this activity Chinese American Association of Minnesota Chinese Dance Theater seeks to form a Chinese Dance Theater core dance group made up of cohesive and technically proficient members who have attained their highest level of proficiency in Chinese dance; can skillfully demonstrate key elements of technique and artistry of Chinese dance for others; exhibit a very good knowledge of the structure and history of Chinese dance; and can clearly communicate to others the diverse styles and be fluent in the vocabulary of the art form and how it relates to Chinese culture. Artistic Director and Assistant Outreach Director will hold evaluation meetings with artists several points in the process to assure the learning outcomes are being achieved and artists have opportunity to provide feedback to the instructors during the process. Written evaluations or oral feedback will be obtained from audience, participants and learners after each preview workshop or performance to understand better what works for each group and to further modify the training of the core artists.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Yanhua Wusands, Wenlei Fang, Ronald Tu, De Zhang, Liu Wei, Vickee Nelson, Chris Londgren, Stacey Hecht, Beatrice Rothweiler
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Funding for specialized training, including solo and small group choreography and educational programming that will allow CAAM Chinese Dance Theater to expand its offerings. The training program will occur between June 2015 and February 2016.
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
(651) 774-0806
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Jill Anfang: Roseville Parks and Recreation Program Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor, Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education; Anthony Galloway: Actor, storyteller, West Metro Education Program; Jamil Jude: Theatre artist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Coleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Minnesota Public Radio Development Officer; Dameun Strange: Composer and performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Bree Sieplinga: Administration, artistic, disabilities specialist; Patty Richardson: Fundraising, organizational development, disabilities specialist; Mark Collier: Artistic, organizational development, administration; Keitha Lucas Hamann: Education, artistic; Michael Robins: Artistic, administration, youth programming; Danielle Cezanne: Education, administration; Erica Mauter: Administration, organizational development.