Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Duluth Sister Cities International
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
April 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Lake
Carlton
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,250
Direct expenses
$7,250
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To promote understanding of Duluth’s history and culture, its unique geographical location by one of the greatest freshwater lakes in the world and the quality of life of its citizens through the creation of children’s art. The outcomes will foster the development of children’s artistic literacy by exploring a variety of artistic processes and by responding to works at the Tweed Museum of Art and to each other’s works in informal critiques and from writing artist statements. The students will learn through the process of presenting their artworks in three local exhibitions, followed by international exhibition venues in our Sister Cities, Ohara, Växjö, Petrozavodsk, Thunderbay and Rania. Children will gain knowledge and appreciation about historic and contemporary artistic traditions and innovations; Children will gain new artistic skills through hands-on art making by creating original drawings, paintings, digital photographs and prints that celebrate Duluth; Children will be able to explain to others how art is a universal language across many cultures and explain a newly gained understanding of our local economy and culture through art. A survey will be completed by students. After art openings, we will debrief to find out what went well, what didn't go well and what we can do differently next time. A board member will take notes on that process for future planning.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes: Identify and correctly use various art media and evaluate the use of various art media to create specific pieces of art and convey a story. Explain to others how art is a universal language across many cultures. Apply new art skills in other areas of life (problem solving, working in a group, starting and finishing a long-term project). Explain to others a newly gained understanding of our local economy and culture.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mary Hoffman, Gale Kerns, Koresh Lakhan, Thomas Morgan, Daniel Nolan, Glenn Peterson, Linda Riddle, Wendy Ruhnke, William Sozanski, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Wattrus
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
Art = Bridges to Global Understanding. Duluth Sister Cities International, in collaboration with Alison Aune and Fatih Benzer, we will offer ten art classes for 20 children, ages 10-14, that will nurture the creative process for the students to create art exhibits in Duluth. The purpose of the art will be to "tell the story" of Duluth, its culture, economy, history and activities. Three art openings will be held that will feature the art and provide opportunities for citizens to connect with delegates from our Sister Cities. Eventually the exhibits will be transported to all our Sister Cities, as delegates from Duluth travel to those cities. The children will also write descriptions of their art to be translated in to Russian, Kurdish, Japanese, and Swedish.
Project Manager
First Name
Koresh
Last Name
Lakhan
Organization Name
Duluth Sister Cities International
Street Address
301 1st St W Ste 308
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802
Phone
(218) 727-8375
Email
wendyruhnke1@gmail.com
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; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; 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, Shannon Sweeney: stage manager for Duluth Playhouse and former production manager for the Minnesota Ballet; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Shannon Sweeney: stage manager for Duluth Playhouse and former production manager for the Minnesota Ballet.