Arts Project Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Watertown-Mayer Community Education
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
In Progress
Start Date
January 2020
End Date
August 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Arts Project Support

Project Details

2020 W-M Summer Youth Theatre.

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

Anna Ostroushko: Artistic, General Administration, Volunteerism; Bethany Madetzke: Marketing/Audience Development, General Management/Administration/Support, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion; Celia Mattison: Artistic, Accessibility/Disability Access, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion; Nate Hance: Artistic, Education, Program Development; Richie Yang: Artistic, Education, Community Education; Sophie Liu-Othmer: Community Education, Community Service / Development, General Administration; Xianping He: Fundraising, Disabilities Specialist, Youth Programming.

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 ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

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

We hope to have over 45 youth participating and over 1,000 community members attend the shows. Participants will be engaged in a hands on learning environment in a well rounded theater experience. The professionals and artists involved with the program will evaluate the outcomes and at the end of the project. Financial success is measured by meeting two goals of keeping the participants and audiences fees low, so it is accessible to everyone in the community. The second goal we stay with in our project budget expenses. Additionally this year we will ask parents to complete an anonymous online survey with five basic questions to help improve our program. One question asked parents is to rate their satisfaction 1 to 5 (1 = extremely dissatisfied; 5=extremely satisfied with SYT as a program. We are also hoping to receive some practical suggestions to help improve the program. We plan to continue the online survey in future years.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Watertown-Mayer Community Education
Street Address
313 Angel Ave NW
Zip Code
(952) 955-0280
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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