Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Art Buddies
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

During the fall of 2018, we will pair 30 creative adult mentors one-on-one with 30 children (ages 8-11), during our 10-week after-school program at Bancroft Elementary in Minneapolis. Of those participating, more than 80% of children and volunteers will report an overall positive experience in our program evaluations, with increased awareness of their creative abilities, and the desire to participate again. To measure the outcomes of Art Buddies, we will have all children and volunteers complete a written evaluation at the end. We will also closely monitor the interaction between children and their mentors, and keep track of progress, enrollment and attendance.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Activities Support

Project Details

Art Buddies at Bancroft (Fall 2018)

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Art Buddies
Street Address
110 5th St N 10th Floor
Zip Code
(612) 334-6004
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Marisol Chiclana-Ayala: Artist, Board Chair El Arco Iris; Tricia Heuring: Public Functionary Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Vice President for Advancement; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Osman Mohamed Ali: Somali Museum of MN Founder and Executive Director; See More Perspective: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach St. Croix Executive Director; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Community Education Adult and Youth Programs Coordinator; Lynne Bertalmio: Retired Director Stillwater Public Library; Wendy Lane: Retired Human Resources Consultant; Donna Saul Millen: TPT-Twin Cities PBS Events Director; Sara Wilson: Gislason and Hunter, LLP Attorney; Alejandra Iannone: Sparkle Theatricals Creative Co-Director; Deanna StandingCloud: Tiwahe Foundation Program and Community Network Director; Adaobi Okolue: Twin Cities Media Alliance Executive Director; Wu Chen Khoo: Technical Tools of the Trade: Stage Technical Designer and Director.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Heather Bunch: Artistic, Education, Disabilities Specialist; Jada Pulley: Youth Programming, Education, Community Education; Max Erickson: Audience Development, Marketing, Volunteerism, Fundraising; Megan West: Artistic, General Administration, Organizational Development; Taous Khazem, Artistic: Youth Programming, General Administration; Tiffany Lange: Artistic, Community Service, Development, Education.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed