Artist in Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,700
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Talahi Community School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
April 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,700
Other Funds Leveraged
$700
Direct expenses
$3,400
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

At the end of this residency the measureable outcomes will include for each child to have the ability to read orally a variety of different pieces of children’s literature with a new confidence. They now will be able to stand in front of their classmates without any hesitation and orally express themselves in a new way. In reading orally they will also be able to use different levels of their voices to show feelings about what they are orally reading. Another useful new talent will be in showing different levels of facial expressions as they read. Please keep in mind that oral expression training usually does not take place until high school in speech classes. For second grade students to now have a chance to be introduced to oral reading training is unique and special.By the end of this two week residency children will be able to read at least two pieces of children’s literature orally with a variety of voice expressions. They will show different types of body expression to show feeling about what they will be reading. Also, in orally reading in small groups they will be working as a team to bring a piece alive. Thus this project will give each child a chance to draw upon two or three different ways to express themselves orally. In the final program they will draw upon two of these methods.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In this session of Readers Theater at Talahi the 85 children were able to participate on a daily basis in practiced readings. A number of them really became involved in their characters. It was truly wonderful to see them gain confidence in their readings as they used many different voice inflections. For the students who have been often shy they now had a chance to express themselves with vigor. The smiles that a number of them had on their faces were something to behold as they got into their characters. This was a new learning experience for many of them.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Al Dahlgren, Les Green, Peter Hamerlinck, Cindy Harner, Bruce Mohs, Jerry VonKorff, Dennis Whipple
Project Overview
Artist in Residency
Project Details
Readers Theater at Talahi
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Bowden
Organization Name
Talahi Community School
Street Address
1321 University Dr SE
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56304
Phone
(320) 251-7551
Email
jmbowden23@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; John Stander: active in Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Janice Courtney: Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, Member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; John Stander: active in Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Janice Courtney: Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, Member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No