Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Platinum Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We hope to assist up to 24 senior actors prepare for on-camera commercial acting skills and use those skills to audition for on camera casting. We will survey each participant and have them participate in qualitatively telling us if the skills were useful in their acting careers and the techniques are meaningful to their acting goals. We will assist all participants to participate in a one minute pitch of themselves, to help them become comfortable with selling a product/service. We will provide mid-term evaluations of the techniques used to present products or services for commercial auditions and ask our instructors to examine each technique for relevance and review best practices for commercial auditions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Students with varying physical and mental abilities created a film, and their performances showed confidence.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Camille Gargiso, Cindy Beene, Henry Condell, Kelli Tatum, Mira Kehoe
Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

On Camera Acting for Seniors.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Platinum Theatre Company
Street Address
1742 Deerwood Dr
Zip Code
(651) 317-4909
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music teacher, performer; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Marisol Chiclana-Ayla: Artist, Board Chair at El Arco Iris; Jamil Jude: Theatre artist; Tricia Khutoretsky: Public Functionary Curator and Co-Director; 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; Osman Mohamed Ali: Somali Museum of Minnesota Founder and Executive Director; Kathy Mouacheupao: Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support, Corporation Cultural Corridor Coordinator; Adam Napoli-Rangel: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Djenane Saint Juste: Afoutayi Dance Company Founder; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Public Schools Youth Programs Coordinator; Dameun Strange: Composer, Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Lynne Beck: Fundraising, audience development, marketing; Kristi Gaudette: Education, artistic, disabilities specialist, community education; Kathleen Spehar: Artistic, general management, administration; Josh Wise: General management, administration; Hilary Smith: Fundraising, artistic, volunteerism; Justin Christy: Education, general management, administration; Al Onkka: Organizational development, education, audience development, marketing; Kevin Yang: Youth programming, community service, development, artistic; Sai Chang: Volunteerism, fundraising, general administration, youth programming; Caroline Taiwo: Artistic, audience development, marketing, organizational development.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed