Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Dawson-Boyd Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
February 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The quantity and types of arts learning opportunities in the state, and the organizations or venues that offer them increases. Arts learning opportunities are more accessible to Minnesota because barriers to participation have been identified and mitigated. More Minnesotans are engaged in arts learning opportunities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. a. Through the arts disciplines of music, dance and theater, Stevens Elementary School students learned to define respect through their work with two artists, to demonstrate respectful behavior and then to extend that understanding of respect for self to respect for others, for the world and for the past. They learned teamwork and decision making. b. Parents and families had multiple opportunities to share what their students learned at two evening events. c. Teachers participated in a professional development session with the artist to better integrate the work of the artists with the students. d. Community members participated as classroom volunteers and as audience members at a concert held at the public library. 2. The project was evaluated during the residency by the planning team and with a survey with artists and teachers at the end of the residency. At the end of the first semester, the summary pages of the Respect Residency were sent home in report cards as reminders. 2: 1. By focusing this grant on the elementary school population, all students were able to participate in the activities of the grant. The grant funding allowed the community event to be free and open to the public.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dawson-Boyd School District Board Members: Jon Wager, Bruce Lund, Tony Aafedt, Ann Jenson, Brett Buer, Dan Lee, Dean Solem
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Elementary students, teachers, and community members of the Dawson-Boyd School District will learn about respect in new ways, through their art experiences with artists Perrin Boyd and Ross Sutter.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Dawson-Boyd Public Schools
Street Address
848 Chestnut St
Zip Code
(320) 769-2955x 246
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Terrell Beaudry: Director of choral activities, Elk River High School. Director of music, Presentation Catholic Church. Tenor, Cirque du Soleil.; Loretta Bebeau: Art educator; Karen Bendtsen: Special education teacher, Intermediate School District 287.; Joanna Cortright: Music and arts education consultant. Developer, Kinder Konzerts (WAMSO), and Star the Music (SPCO).; Phyllis Doyle: Managing director, Mixed Blood Theatre.; Renee King: Vice president, East Central Minnesota Chorale. Arts educator and administrator.; Denise Kulawik: Senior development consultant and screenwriter.; Nicole Selmer: Artist and educator in papermaking, printmaking, and bookmaking.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed