Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ananya Dance Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
October 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

150 students attended 67 Choreographing Identity Workshops held at three Minneapolis schools. Two thirds of students said (a) they feel comfortable about participating in workshops and sharing their stories through words and movement; (b) that it was a good thing to participate in the workshops; and (c) they desire to have more experiences with dance in the future. School instructors said that students' experiences enriched their own learning objectives. Our evaluation process includes a series of post-workshop conversations with staff at each school, our instructors, and students. These conversations are modeled after the verbal self-reflection format developed in the workshops. We will gather feedback that assesses and evaluates the experiences of students, artists, and staff.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Choreographing Identity Workshops

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ananya Dance Theatre
Street Address
PO Box 2427
Zip Code
(612) 486-2238
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Marisol Chiclana-Ayala: Artist, Board Chair El Arco Iris; Tricia Heuring: Public Functionary Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Vice President for Advancement; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Osman Mohamed Ali: Somali Museum of MN Founder and Executive Director; See More Perspective: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach St. Croix Executive Director; Djenane Saint Juste: Afoutayi Dance Company Founder; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Community Education Adult and Youth Programs Coordinator; Lynne Bertalmio: Retired Director Stillwater Public Library; Wendy Lane: Retired Human Resources Consultant; Donna Saul Millen: TPT-Twin Cities PBS Events Director; Sara Wilson: Gislason and Hunter, LLP Attorney.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Suzanne Roberts: Artistic, Community Education, Education; Pat Samples: General Management, Administration, Community Education, Artistic; Edna Stevens: Youth Programming, Audience Development, Marketing, Artistic; Kelly Nezworski: General Administration, Artistic, Education; Ellen Fee: Youth Programming, Education, Artistic; Xiaolu Wang: Artistic, Community Education, Audience Development, Marketing; Laichee Yang: Artistic; Soozin Hirschmug: Artistic, Community Service, Development.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Kathy Mouacheupao (651) 523-6390