Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) - Arts and Cultural Engagement
We seek MHC support for three core exhibit activities:
- Arts- and Humanities-informed Exhibit and Community-based Celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the University of Minnesota’s Chicano & Latino Studies Department;
- Arts happenings and popup art gallery on Minneapolis’ Lake Street; and
- Solo exhibits for emerging Latino artists.
Asneth Omare (Brooklyn Park, MN). Asneth is a Kenyan Immigrant who works in the non-profit and social service fields working on public health initiatives.
Al Lun (Rochester, MN) is a Chinese immigrant, former IT professional for IBM and currently is a board member of the Diversity Council and YMCA in Rochester.
Kieran Myles Andres Tverbakk (Minneapolis, MN) is a first-generation Mexican-Norwegian-American artist focused on visibility of BIPOC queer and trans individuals as well as creating space for Chicanx queerness.
Minnesota Humanities Center
$850,000 the first year and $850,000 the second year are for a competitive grants program to provide grants to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Humanities Center must operate a competitive grants program to provide grants to programs that preserve and honor the cultural heritage of Minnesota or that provide education and student outreach on cultural diversity or to programs that empower communities to build their identity and culture. Priority must be given to grants for individuals and organizations working to create, celebrate, and teach indigenous arts and cultural activities and arts organizations and programs preserving, sharing, and educating on the arts and cultural heritage of immigrant communities in Minnesota.
- 1-2 Latino Artists Gain Special Exposure and Recognition:
Emerging Latino artists gain exposure and special recognition through solo exhibits (3), media attention (2+ blog posts, press hits, etc), increased audience exposure (400+), and career advancement (3+ gain participation in professional development opportunities, exhibits at other galleries, commissions, as a result of work with CLUES).
- 20-30 Latino Artists Supported Through Participation in Collective Art Exhibits & Activities:
In surveys, at least 75% report increased exposure and connectedness to Latino Arts & Culture through participation with CLUES. At least 20 Latino artists participate in 1 to 3 arts happenings or events (poetry readings, popup exhibits, etc).
- 200-300 Latino Community Participants Increase Connections to Cultural Roots:
CLUES participants engage in culturally-relevant arts and cultural programming that make them feel at home as immigrants, and as Latinos. In surveys, at least 75% report increased exposure and connectedness to Latino Arts & Culture through participation with CLUES.
- 2,000 General Public Audience Members Increase Understanding and Empathy for Latino Arts &
Audience members report a better understanding and appreciation for Latino Arts & Culture. Audience members include people who view popup and outdoor art exhibits and happenings, gallery visitors, etc. General public feedback gathered through informal conversations, guestbooks, social media comments, media attention, etc.
MEMBERS AT LARGE: Erick Garcia Luna, Hazzen Muñoz, Manuel (Manny) San Miguel, Miguel A. Ruiz Diaz, Miguel Rocha, Ruth Paredes
NON-VOTING MEMBER: Consul Gerardo Guerrero