Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Red Lake Middle School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2016
End Date
May 2017
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 ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,625
Direct expenses
$5,625
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program, the students of Red Lake Middle School will benefit by discovering how integrating art into self-expression can help them reach their full potential, be more resilient, and enhance the sense of community (both school community and the greater community). As a result of this program, the citizens of the Red Lake Nation will benefit when the Red Lake Middle School students go into the community with greater hope for the future, respect for community, and ability to create art. We will measure progress by surveying participants, and by analyzing collected artifacts from the residency. Our survey for student participants will ask things such as how each artist inspired them to use words and music, how they feel about their creations, when they would foresee themselves creating art in the future and how they would use it, and to elaborate on what they learned during residency. Artifacts will show students' self-expression and connection to past experiences and hope.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Students were surveyed with questions, talk back topics, and interviews. They were overwhelmingly positive about the residency, and a majority felt good about their creations, felt they understood the role of self-expression, and felt they would create art in the future. Our target audience, the youth of Red Lake MS were greatly impacted by this residency. In addition to the actual work during the residency, students also gained confidence in themselves and built community among students.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michael Barrett, Roy Nelson, Barbara Thomas, Darwin Sumner, Robert McClain, Tina Stately
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Schools
Project Details
Winder and Jordan Residency at Red Lake Middle School
Project Manager
First Name
Beth
Last Name
Cue
Organization Name
Red Lake Middle School
Street Address
23990 Hwy 1 PO Box 499
City
Red Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
56671
Phone
(218) 679-2700x 1204
Email
mtbensen@redlake.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