Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,864
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The College of Saint Scholastica
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2016
End Date
July 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
$5,864
Other Funds Leveraged
$296
Direct expenses
$6,160
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Short-term outcomes include: 1. At least 400 Laura McArthur Elementary School children will participate in creating a mural in spring 2016. 2. At least 300 students will report gained understanding about specific painting and preparation techniques needed for creating a mural (through survey data or our documentary video); select student representatives will share their experiences publicly at the celebratory unveiling event. 3. At least 400 students, family members, and/or other community members will attend the celebratory unveiling event in May 2016. In the long term, the project will increase regional youth interest in painting and mural-making, as well as collaborative art. We will determine outcomes through various avenues. First, we will ask all participants to complete brief surveys on their last day of painting. Considering age appropriateness, we will pose questions such as: Did this project enhance your understanding of mural painting and/or art in general? Are you more interested in public art, based on your experience? What was your favorite part of the project? Will this experience encourage you to participate in future community art projects? Teaching Artists and Laura McArthur’s Art Specialist will also observe the learning that occurs throughout the process and students’ engagement in the 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
Laura MacArthur Community Mural Initiative
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
efrischmann@css.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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 for North Shore Music Association, writer; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies, 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, 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; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No