Arts Activities Support
ACHF Arts Access
The proposed outcome for this program is to provide arts experiences for as many seriously ill children as possible. A variety of multidisciplinary arts classes for children and their families will be offered at 3 Children's Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House in the Twin Cities.Breanna's Gift anticipates that over 800 children will participate in this program. Our evaluation plan is via feedback from child life staff and the program director at the Children's Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House respectively; there will also be artist/teacher/and volunteer exchange of experiences after working with the children. These exchanges help evaluate what projects and methods of teaching worked well and what might need to be changed when working with the population of sick children and their families.
From November, 2014ùAugust, 2015, our arts program has provided over 40 pairs of dance shoes, 177 costumes, and 234 Art Takeout classes in a box with a total of 1278 young participants. Our artist/teachers learned that although the challenges are diverse and unique based on each child's ability, they discover new ways to adapt and to present their art form to give everyone a positive experience.
Other, local or private
Arts Activities Support
Funding for the 2014-2015 arts program, introducing children with cancer and other serious illnesses to the magical world of the arts at four Twin Cities health related facilities.
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Jill Anfang: Roseville Parks and Recreation Program Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor, Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Independent School District 112 Community Education; Anthony Galloway: Actor, Storyteller, West Metro Education Program; Jamil Jude: Theatre Artist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Janice Johnson: Marketing, Organizational Development, Education; Scott Chamberlain: Administration; Christina Dahlheimer: Artistic; Andrea Lubov: Artistic, Administration; Kristin Cooper: Fundraising, Artistic, Administration, Web Design; Hilary Smith: Fundraising, Administration, Marketing; Emily Cole Jones: Fundraising, Artistic, Administration; DA Bullock: Artistic, Marketing.