Arts Activities Support
ACHF Arts Access
To increase the respect students have towards themselves, each other, their teachers, and the community; to deepen students' appreciation for cultural diversity through the arts; to provide fun after-school activities for students and increase social support for South Minneapolis families.Teaching artist and staff evaluation; students' ability to respond to concepts taught by artists; student feedback; enrollment; ability to attract donors and grantors.
93 youth participated in free, project-based learning classes and mentored by professional artists; participate attendance in school increased during length of program.
Other, local or private
Arts Expression classes
Funding to provide free, bilingual Arts Expression classes after school during the 2012 academic year for up to one-hundred youth in grades K to 8. Classes will take place at the organizationÆs South Minneapolis location.
Scott Swanson: Arts Activities Support, River Valley Theatre Company; Alan Berks: Playwright, Communications Director, Pillsbury House Theater; Sunny Chanthanouvong: Executive Director, Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota; Heather Everhart: Arts Activities, Program Assistant, Arts Midwest; Adam Napoli-Rangel: music recording producer; Eve Wolf: Visual artist; Emily Zimmer: Teaching artist, Children's Theatre Company; Patty Zurlo: Professor of Arts Management, Saint Mary's University, Attorney.
Jill Anfang: City of Roseville assistant parks and recreation director; Heather Beal: free-lance architectural writer; Melissa Brechon: retired Carver County Library system director; Kathy Busch: realtor, Shakopee School Board member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits director of operations and human resources; Paul Creager: Gordon Parks High School teacher and administrator, Square Lake Film Festival director; Erika Eklund: Playwrights'Center director of external relations; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Community Theatre Managing Director; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake-Savage school district program specialist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy executive director; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation Project Manager; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Childrens Theatre Company director of institutional giving; Margaret Rog: free-lance grant writer and organizational development consultant; Beth Starbuck: retired consultant; Dameun Strange: free-lance musician and composer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law assistant director of Career and Professional Development.