Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,904
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The College of Saint Scholastica
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
December 2015
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,904
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,096
Direct expenses
$8,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. At least 450 area residents of all ages will participate in music and performance arts during an African Culture Festival in February 2016. 2. At least 150 people will participate in the African Culture workshop and music master class and gain understanding about West African culture and lyrical music (e.g. “sweet speech”) or culture-specific rhythms, music patterns, and vocal/drumming techniques. 3. About 100 students and community members will perform in the evening concert; at least 200 more College and community members will attend. All will experience the music of Ghana, West Africa. The project will also increase regional youth interest in African art, music, and culture. We will determine outcomes through various avenues. First, we will ask all participants to complete brief surveys after each session. We will pose questions such as: Did this festival inform or enhance your understanding of African culture? Are you more interested in World music based on what you encountered here? How would you describe your overall experience? Will this experience encourage you to participate in any future music/art experiences? Surveys will also ask respondents to indicate the sessions they attended. Project directors, community partners, and guest artists will monitor the learning that occurs during the sessions and participants’ engagement in interactive portions.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
African Culture Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Larry
Last Name
Goodwin
Organization Name
The College of Saint Scholastica
Street Address
1200 Kenwood Ave
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55811-4199
Phone
(218) 723-6000
Email
atemple@css.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies at University of Minnesota-Duluth; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies at University of Minnesota-Duluth; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No