Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2014
End Date
May 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Ramsey
Rice
Sibley
Scott
Steele
Todd
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,142
Direct expenses
$15,142
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Inspire students to recognize/address perceived barriers to participation. Often students believe their options in theatre are limited. Teaches them to achieve their dreams, creates a new artistic-educational relationship for Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf and Paradise Center for the Arts. Audience size, program initiative at Paradise Center for the Arts increases.Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf will record video, interview students about Deaf theatre and share stories with VSA and Paradise Center for the Arts about growth in student pride. Paradise Center for the Arts will analyze attendance and requests/offering of ASL interpretation/captioning. VSA Minnesota will help with captioning equipment and identifying interpreters and captioners.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The students had an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and pride. They loved being on stage and performing for a live audience. They recognized that in the mainstream there are many barriers to face as a deaf or hard of hearing actor, but they can accomplish their dreams.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Marty Amundson, Jan Bailey: Joyce Daugaard, Gary Lazarz, Joan Breslin-Larson, Gwendolyn Jackson, Sonny Wasilowski
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Hands in Action by National Theatre of the Deaf
Project Manager
First Name
Roxie
Last Name
Mitchell
Organization Name
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Street Address
615 Olof Hanson Dr
City
Faribault
State
MN
Zip Code
55021
Phone
(507) 384-6600
Email
roxie.mitchell@msad.state.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance and literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer and public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: Secretary Harmony Arts Board; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist and former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician and General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: president Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: board Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright and songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson; curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Loretta Verbout; board secretary Mantorville Art Guild.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No