Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
Goals/Outcomes are: To bring art back to Duluth Children's Museum curriculum by partnering with a local artist (from STEM to STEAM). To artistically embrace and expound ideas of metamorphosis (changing form) to connect concepts of season turn, natural life cycles, transformations, and restoration of our environment. To create greater accessibility to, participation in, and awareness of sustainable art making and artistic exhibits with responsible, economic and creative reuse/repurpose of materials. To demonstrate art as an effective learning tool for learning and integrating beauty, science, culture, geography and history for all ages and backgrounds, especially in West Duluth. To have fun! Photographs and video footage will visually document the interactive creative fun and learning. Children's art will be publicly displayed along with their comments (with permission) at the museum and also in the Downtown Depot starting November 1st for Duluth All Souls Night, November 6th. Adult feedback can be easily posted on related Facebook pages and websites. Exit surveys and comment cards will be available onsite and online. The museum as always accurately tracks demographics and attendance numbers. We will see visibly more milkweed, butterflies and awareness as a result of community connections made between children and monarch artists and educators.
The Duluth Children's Museum and I successfully cultivated creativity and deepened knowledge of the arts for children, youth, and adults by engaging them in arts experiences and activities with clearly articulated learning objectives. These included learning about the arts, learning about life through the arts, and learning about the role the arts play in most aspects of daily life. Activities presented participants with opportunities to experience and learn about art through direct contact with an artist, by public performance/presentations, and taking part in other arts learning appropriate activities. Rob Hadaway, Creative Director, told me the museum staff and board recognizes the success of this inaugural project and intends to continue working with artist partners in the Duluth community. This feedback makes me feel very proud of my pioneering work with them.
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