With Greg Nielsen, Masami co-directs the Arts Activities Support and Community Arts grant programs. She advises groups on the MRAC grant guidelines, eligibility, and decision-making processes and offers grant workshops to both applicants and grant review panelists, along with providing draft and budget reviews prior to deadlines. Masami encourages you to get in touch if you have any questions about Arts Activities Support or Community Arts.
Outside of MRAC, Masami serves on Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Made Here Arts Advisory Panel and is the events coordinator at Bogart’s Doughnut Company. She and her husband live in South Minneapolis and enjoy bicycling, cooking, and attending arts events in the Twin Cities.