Second of two articles.
Randy Reyes recently had a frustrating experience applying for a state grant.
He’s artistic director of Mu Performing Arts, an Asian-American theater company. Mu wanted to use the grant to bring theater into neighborhoods populated by Hmong, Laotians, Chinese and others.
That application was rejected. But the same granting agency — the Minnesota State Arts Board — did give money to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to put on a Pan Asian music and dance festival.
The Ordway’s application claimed that it “will be collaborating with Twin Cities performing arts groups and organizations, including Mu Performing Arts” — but that collaboration never happened, said Randy Reyes. click READ OR LISTEN above for more