Press Release – Orange Crane Artist Retreat 2013

01 May


Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans seeking emerging artists for artist retreat

St. Paul, Minn.  – The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) in a partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center is actively seeking participants for the 2013 Orange Crane Asian-Pacific Islander American Artist Retreat, June 28th – June 30th.

In 2011 CAPM launched the inaugural Orange Crane Artist Retreat held at Pehrson Lodge Resort in Cook, Minnesota. The retreat was a convening of 27 participants with workshops and mentorship provided by established, award-winning, and internationally renowned artists Robert F. Karimi, May Lee-Yang, Tou Saiko Lee, and Mayda Miller. Mentors were selected for their professional and artistic merit. Being a new endeavor, Orange Crane aimed to showcase the diversity of Asian Pacific Minnesotan artists and to increase access to opportunities and output of APIA arts and culture.

The 2013 Orange Crane is open to Asian-Pacific Islander (API) Minnesota artists who seek to cultivate tools and ideas to enhance and transform their skills and creativity. The retreat is designed for visual artists, filmmakers, photographers, and writers who want to develop professional-level skills and perspectives on their craft. The retreat will offer specialized interactive workshops and presentations by CAPM’s Legacy Artist Fellows with mentorship and support with literary and theater artists May Lee-Yang and Saymoukda Vongsay. The 2013 retreat will be held on June 28 – June 30 at the Mount Olivet Conference Center in Farmington, Minnesota. Retreat tuition, lodging, meals, and materials will be provided by the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans through the Legacy Fund.

Deadlines for electronic submissions is May 22, 2013, 11:59 p.m. To submit your application electronically, visit the Application for the 2013 Orange Crane online form:

Please visit  to download a printable format of the application. Deadline for paper submissions is May 22, 2013, 4:30 p.m. Paper submissions can be mailed or hand-delivered to: Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans; Attn: Saymoukda Vongsay/Orange Crane; 658 Cedar Street, Suite 160, Saint Paul, MN 55115

Accepted Orange Crane participants will be contacted May 31st, 2013 by email. Refer questions to May Lee-Yang or Saymoukda D. Vongsay at

Please visit for detailed information on Orange Crane, the application guidelines, and information on Mount Olivet Conference Center.


About CAPM

The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) is a state agency that advises the Minnesota legislature and Governor’s office on behalf of the Asian Pacific community, advocates on issues of importance to the APA community, and acts as a broker between the APA community and mainstream society.

This retreat is presented by the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, and is funded with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund by the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


For a downloadable copy of the press release: Press Release_OrangeCrane2013

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