Angela Two Stars
2024 Mid-Career Professional Development Grantee | $5,000
Dakota Game Night: Reinvigorating Joy & Healing through the Dakota Language
Public artist, curator, and arts administrator, Angela Two Stars will research and explore interactive game design for youth and families as a means of offering safe space for families to learn and share the Dakota language.
Angela Two Stars is a public artist, curator, and arts administrator. She is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Angela is the director of All My Relations Arts, a program of the Native American Community Development Institute, in Minneapolis. Ms. Two Stars’ artwork is rooted in language revitalization, and she uses her own language journey to share a deeper understanding of cultural identity and healing through the Dakota language. As recipient of the Walker’s Indigenous Public Art Commission, she created Okciyapi for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which was installed in 2021. Angela’s public art graces the shores of Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis and shares the Dakota language through visual accessibility. Additional public artworks also include commissions for the City of Minneapolis, the Saint Paul Port Authority through a project with Forecast Public Art, and the Ordway Center for Performing Arts. Angela was a featured artist in the summer of 2023 for the inaugural Wakpa Triennial Art Festival through Public Art Saint Paul.
The McKnight Foundation generously enables Forecast to provide Professional Development Grants for mid-career artists seeking to expand their work in the field of public art. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.