Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Nevis Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2016
End Date
March 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Hubbard
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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,500
Direct expenses
$7,500
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program, the students at Nevis Public School will have improved playing and enhanced leadership skills, both in and out of the classroom. Nevis will benefit positively through a quality arts presentation, resulting in a deeper understanding and appreciation of the arts. We will evaluate the residency in three ways: 1) in-class responses and observed engagement from my students, 2) online surveys (hosted by The Copper Street Brass) for school faculty/staff, parents, students, and community members upon the residency’s culmination and 3) attendance numbers at the capstone concert.

Measurable Outcome(s)

After the Copper Street residency, there were significant improvements with brass players as well as the entire ensemble. All students have been conscious of how posture and listening affects their playing. The end result has been an ensemble playing in tune with each other and a group that is listening for each part of the music to be present. Even younger players are more aware of playing with good sounds. Online surveys were also taken to evaluate students individual growth.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ed Becker, Gary Stennes, Andy Lindow, Justin Isaacson, Jeannette Dudley, Larry Smith
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Project Details
Residency with the Copper Street Brass
Project Manager
First Name
Lisa
Last Name
Moses
Organization Name
Nevis Public Schools
Street Address
210 Pleasant St
City
Nevis
State
MN
Zip Code
56467
Phone
(218) 652-3500
Email
lmoses@nevis.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Joe Allen: photographer, college professor; Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Jill Johnson: author; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Natalie Grosfield: Theater Artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Joe Allen: photographer, college professor; Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Jill Johnson: author; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Harold White, Jr: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative council member; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No