Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Middle School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
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
$2,800
Other Funds Leveraged
$50
Direct expenses
$2,850
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program our 6th grade students and those who attend the open house at Beltrami County Historical Society will improve their writing skills, be inspired to write with historical imagination, or appreciate historical fiction writing as a valuable part of the arts in Minnesota. Durbin's writing workshop will address our school's writing goals with creative, artistic quality. Our students will carry this awareness and skill forward in their academic endeavors. Our teachers will use an informal survey of student comments regarding their level of satisfaction with the writers' workshop as well as growth through participation in the process. Teachers will also use a rubric to evaluate the writing process and product for each writer. Teachers will compare pre and post student writing looking for improvement in creativity and story elements. At the open house, participants will be asked to comment on their satisfaction with program offered.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Mr. Durbin's teaching was a success as measured by student's enthusiastic response towards the artist during class, follow up writing, discussion after the event. The follow up historical short story writing was completed by almost all students. Rubric attached. Teachers expressed satisfaction with Mr. Durbin's consistent quality instruction and engagement with students and their writing. He honors student writing during the workshop.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ann Long Voelkner, Carol Johnson, Jeff Haack, John Pugleasa, Bill Faver, Melissa Bahr, Kathy Palm, James Hess
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Schools
Project Details
Historical Imagination And Creative Writing In Minnesota Studies and Language Arts
Project Manager
First Name
Pam
Last Name
Roiger
Organization Name
Bemidji Middle School
Street Address
502 Minnesota Ave NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 333-3215x 51019
Email
Pamela_Roiger@bemidji.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; Natalie Grosfield: theater artist; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No