Artists in Education

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ridgeway Community School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
May 2014
End Date
May 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through the well planned and implemented Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre residency Ridgeway Community School students and community members will have the opportunity to be exposed to and interact with the art form of large scale theatrical puppetry which is not typically available in our community or region.Family/Community member Evaluation: Ridgeway Community School families and community members will be asked to complete a short evaluation survey following the Saturday workshop and the capstone performances. The capstone events will also be videotaped and put on the local cable access channel.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Almost without exception, the children reported enjoying the experience of learning about and making puppets and masks. The vast majority also reported enjoying putting on the pageant. Over 75% reported wanting to do similar activities.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Rhonda Anderson, Holly Ann Bergler, Jackie Heintz, Maureen Johnson, Jennifer Krings, Cynthia Smith, Anne Vande Berg
Project Overview
Artists in Education
Project Details
Peacemaking with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ridgeway Community School
Street Address
35564 County Rd 12
Zip Code
(507) 454-9566
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: artistic director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance, literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer, public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: secretary Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: retired choral music educator; Scott Roberts: visual artist, former business director Owatonna Arts Center; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist, former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician, general manager City of Rochester Music Department; Deb Wasmund: visual artist, coordinator Red Wing Fall Festival of the Arts.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright, songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Tom Willis: visual artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed