Artist in Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Talahi Community School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
May 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Sherburne
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$755
Direct expenses
$3,755
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will learn about Native American culture in a number of areas. These include dance, music, and history. A real life experience will take place on Friday with students sitting in a tepee meeting with Native Americans in actual dress and be introduced to actual artifacts. Students will be asked to express their thoughts on Native Americans in drawings they will do and also to reflect in writing on the experiences they have had with these people. The drawing and written pieces will show what the students have gained from this art residency and how they have met the state standard on cultural awareness of different groups of people. Native American history and culture has just become a unit for students within the first grade curriculum in the St Cloud School.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project has proved to be a huge success. Over the five days of the residency the students were able to create three Native American art projects, take part in special musical numbers and handle many different special artifacts. Evaluation was based on the art projects that the children completed such as a dream catcher and an Indian Tepee. The understanding of this specialized culture was also considered in looking at how the children grasped native customs, culture and music.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Al Dahigren, Les Green, Cindy Harner, Bruce Hentges, Bruce Mohs, Jerry Von Korff, Dennis Whipple
Project Overview
Artist in Residency
Project Details
A Native American Experience
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
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; 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; George Minerich: photographer, environmental professional; Linda Brobeck: visual artist, owner of Crow River North LLC.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; 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 Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor; George Minerich: Photographer; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Linda Brobeck: Visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC.