Arts Project Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Drama Interaction
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2020
End Date
September 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Arts Project Support

Project Details

Parent-Teacher-Child Training Project

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Lynne Bertalmio: Retired Director Stillwater Public Library; Cristeta Boarini: 826 MSP Program Director; Craig Dunn: Arts Accessibility Consultant; Tricia Heuring: Public Functionary Executive Director; Alejandra Iannone: Sparkle Theatricals Creative Co-Director; Wu Chen Khoo: Technical Tools of the Trade Stage Technical Designer and Director; Wendy Lane: Retired Human Resources Professional; Alejandra Pelinka: City of Bloomington Director of Creative Placemaking; Tommy Sar: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Coordinator of Community Programs; Lue Vang: McKnight Foundation Accountant; Donna Saul Millen: TPT-Twin Cities PBS Events Director; Christal Moose: Native Pride Productions Inc Manager; Adaobi Okolue: Twin Cities Media Alliance Executive Director; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Community Education Adult and Youth Programs Coordinator; Deanna StandingCloud: New Native Theatre; Sara Wilson: Gislason and Hunter LLP Attorney; Robyn Cline: City of Savage Economic Development Commissioner

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Abby Frank Taylor: General Administration, Artistic, Organizational Development/Planning; Alneida Madrigal: Youth Programming, Organizational Development, General Administration; Emma Marlar: Artistic, Technical Production, Education; Hannah Smith: Community Service / Development, Equity (DEI) Specialist, Organizational Development; Keliyah Perkins: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, General Management/ Administration/ Support, Program Development; Loren Niemi: General Management / Administration, Artistic, Organizational Development / Planning.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2019 First Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will reach 22 East African-American families through St David's Canter. We will equip St David's teacher with tools to use creativity to work with their students. We will successfully reach a population that has little opportunity for theatrical activity, introducing them to the curriculum and showing through evaluation that at least 50 % of their families found value in the experience. Midterm surveys from parents and teachers, review of handout materials, scheduled times of reflection with staff and a follow-up meeting that reviews needed adjustments are important parts of weighing the ongoing viability (and improvement) of the program.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Drama Interaction
Street Address
703 Laura Ct
Zip Code
(952) 220-1676
Administered By
Administered by

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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PO Box 14106
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114 

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