Artist in Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Hands Across the World
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
November 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$530
Direct expenses
$3,530
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will each have a piece proudly displayed in a shared space. Participants will browse intently showing appreciation and respect for the work of others. 2. Participants will be able to use English language to tell about their work, both the meaning behind the design and the construction methods. 3. 70% of the students who start the class are retained for the six sessions. 4. 70% of the work completed meets the posted standard of quality and is eligible to be exhibited. 5. 20% of the product from this class that is exhibited is sold, providing a source of income for participants. 6. 70% of the participants continue to use the sewing machines at Hands Across the World. 7. 50% of the posted vocabulary becomes a part of participants' active vocabulary. 8. Participants begin to teach new refugees who arrive at Hands Across the World.1. Registration and attendance records. 2. Photos showing both the vocabulary lists and standards of a quality product that the artist has posted during the course. 3. Records and photos of items exhibited and sold. 4. Observations made by staff of participants during and after exhibit. 5. Comments on increased participant fluency from language teachers at Hands Across the World. 6. The exhibit and opening reception draw a crowd equal to the average of other exhibits at the Paramount.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will: develop fine motor skills (use scissors precisely, pin fabrics accurately, thread sewing machines, maneuver fabric in machines, iron without causing harm), develop artistic skills (select pleasing combination of fabrics), work to a quality

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Augusto Rojas, Erin Bitzan, Paul Imolte, Jama Ayanle, Martina Paynter, Elizabeth Tot, Sergei Gavalov, Sarah Steckling
Project Overview
Free at Last
Project Details
Artist Solveig Anderson will use upcycling art techniques to create quilted wall hangings, totebags or fold-over wallets with refugees at Hands Across the World to capture the story of refugees' journeys and teach practical sewing, vocabulary, expressive and work skills, all through an artistic medium.
Project Manager
First Name
Brianda
Last Name
Cediel
Organization Name
Hands Across the World
Street Address
1605 Goettens Way, Ste 206
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56301
Phone
(320) 260-1072
Email
handsacrosstheworldmn@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of St. Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Charlene Sul: Art Director for Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedicts/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive Director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Charlene Sul: Art Director for Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No