Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Project GEM AKA American Indian Service Learning Project
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Sibley
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$26,140
Direct expenses
$34,140
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Real or perceived barriers to arts participation and arts access are identified and addressed. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization are built. The number of Minnesotans who are engaged in arts education and learning opportunities increases. The quality and types of arts education and learning opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offer them increases. Real or perceived barriers to arts learning are identified and addressed. The variety and number of festivals and traditional arts activities in our region/state increases. Our evaluation methods includes questionnaires for all participants in the program. Some of the surveys include ratings and also narrative questions. People surveyed include, all site staff, team leaders, interns, volunteers and speakers. Team leaders are required to complete year end outcome measurements to evaluate the youth we served throughout the school year. Another part of our method is using stories of success that our team leaders submit to our board when they have competed their teaching contract. The results gives a more accurate reading on the students and how we are making an impact.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will provide art education and creative writing programs to at risk youth and young adults, ages 7-24, in Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties; taught by college students going into education. Funds will be used for artist fees, travel, and salaries.

Project Manager
First Name
Alice
Last Name
De Yonge
Organization Name
Project GEM AKA American Indian Service Learning Project
Street Address
631 320th Ave
City
Pemberton
State
MN
Zip Code
56078
Phone
(507) 726-6047
Email
gem94@frontier.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Steve Davis: orchestra member, orchestra volunteer, music school volunteer; Denice Evers: retired teacher, community theater volunteer; Kristie Gaalswyk-Pomerenke: 4-H Coordinator, education coordinator, board member; Diane Harms: singer; Karen Krause: visual artist, retired school counselor, retired art teacher, art center instructor; Margie Larson: visual artist and retired college international student coordinator; Charles Luedtke: retired music professor, Organists guild; Randy Mediger: retired principal, retired teacher, community theater charter member; Liz Miller: visual artist, art professor; Lauren Shoemaker: school music instructor; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, gallery executive director; Carol Soma: retired language arts teacher, theater volunteer; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, fair and festival board volunteer.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Steve Davis: orchestra member, orchestra volunteer, music school volunteer; Denice Evers: retired teacher, community theater volunteer; Kristie Gaalswyk-Pomerenke: 4-H Coordinator, education coordinator, board member; Diane Harms: singer; Karen Krause: visual artist, retired school counselor, retired art teacher, art center instructor; Margie Larson: visual artist and retired college international student coordinator; Charles Luedtke: retired music professor, Organists guild; Randy Mediger: retired principal, retired teacher, community theater charter member; Liz Miller: visual artist, art professor; Lauren Shoemaker: school music instructor; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, gallery executive director; Carol Soma: retired language arts teacher, theater volunteer; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, fair and festival board volunteer.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No