Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Project GEM
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Nicollet
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$28,900
Direct expenses
$34,900
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide cultural and environmental based arts to high-risk youth during the school term. To provide college students with leadership skills towards their future goal in teaching youth multi-disciplinary arts in a classroom setting. To offer more local artists the opportunity to expose their works of art to special needs youth.Several types of evaluation questionnaires will be used for the site staff, youth, college students, speakers and team leaders that participate in the programs. There is also a required Story of Success paper that all team leaders complete, which is an observed narrative evaluation of a student that may have struggled and how they have changed and grown through the classes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

They provided cultural and environmental based arts to high risk youth during the school term. They provided college students with leadership skills towards their future goal in teaching youth multi-disciplinary arts in a classroom setting. They offered m

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jason Oren, Melissa Overman, Jeanne Zwart, Jed Hayum, Jessica Ortis, Jamie Dalby, Leann Hoppe, Anna Reichel, Kaitlynn Shultz
Project Overview
Project G.E.M.
Project Details
Growth, Experience and Motivation Project will provide arts education programs to at-risk youth, ages 5-18, within a four county area.
Project Manager
First Name
Alice
Last Name
De Yonge
Organization Name
Project GEM
Street Address
523 S 2nd St
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 726-6047
Email
projectgem1994@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens' Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No