Artist/Mentor Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Aanika Sletta
Recipient Type
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
August 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The student wishes to attain the following three outcomes during the Reif Center Summer Dance Intensive: achieving a solid double pirouette with regularity, understanding the feeling and story behind the choreographed moves in a dance, and fully using her port de bras while dancing. Practicing pirouettes and port de bras as well as consciously developing and staying in a story behind the moves of a dance will help the student achieve the above outcomes.To measure her success in these three aspects, student will ask her dance instructors Lance and Amy to provide feedback on her improvement over the course of her mentorship.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Student improved her pirouettes, port de bras, and her flexibility. As a result of the experience, she is noted as having become a better dancer, gaining new insights from her work with instructors from the James Sewell Ballet company staff.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Reif Summer Dance Intensive
Project Details
Funds will assist dance student Aanika Sletta in attending the Reif Summer Dance Intensive in Grand Rapids, Minnesota taking select courses taught by Reif and James Sewell Ballet company staff.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Aanika Sletta
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Leah Prussia: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Mark Anthony Rolo: literary artist, theatrical artist, visual artist, craft artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Patt Rall: arts columnist, literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, visual artist; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Margaret Burger: puppeteer, sculptor, cartoonist, literary artist, arts advocate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed