Bingo! Episode 2: MACLA and All My Relations Arts

May 26, 2020  •  < 1 minute read

Part 2 of LANE’s cohort interview series “Bingo! How Lived Experience Informs Learning”

LANE cohort members All My Relations Arts of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) of San Jose, California interview each other at the 2019 National Performance Network Conference.

In the six-part series “Bingo! How Lived Experience Informs Learning”, LANE cohort organizations come together to interview each other and share reflections on using their lived experiences to move through learning.

In Episode 2, All My Relations Arts at the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, sits down with Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) of San Jose, California. They discuss:

  • approaching things (even applications) with optimism
  • transitioning from a scarcity mindset to one of generosity
  • and the change you know you’re going to make versus the unexpected change


From All My Relations Arts at NACDI
Angela Two Stars, Director, All My Relations Arts
Alex Buffalohead, Arts and Cultural Engagement Manager

Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, Executive Director

While we’ve been in this LANE cohort, we’re also growing as an organization. And so filling in our roles and our positions and thriving in those positions and bringing our work and our passions and our vision to our organization to be able to grow and be able to look into the future . . . we’re only going to become more and more strong in what we do and what we bring to the organization.

–Angela Two Stars, All My Relations Arts

For so many of our organizations that have been undercapitalized, often from both a financial and human perspective—like, we haven’t had enough people to do the work we’ve wanted to do—there’s a bit of fear with finally having the money and resources. . . . How you take the time to make sure that folks really understand the big picture and vision and shared values is super critical.

–Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, MACLA

For more episodes and to learn more, visit the series home page.