Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Indonesian Performing Arts Association of Minnesota AKA Sumunar
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2012
End Date
February 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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. More Minnesotans are engaged in arts learning opportunities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1) To our knowledge, Sumunar is the only organization offering any Indonesian arts-and-culture opportunities in the state of Minnesota. Students involved learn through intensive hands-on experiences. The outcome after a two-week residency is a student performance demonstrating their acquired skills and knowledge, open to parents, friends, and the public. 2) The learning process and the performances are critiqued and evaluated through reflective discussions with participating students and with their teachers. Depending on the practices at each school, written responses are also utilized with both students and teachers. Students often respond with personal thank you notes and/or with drawings that illustrate their responses to the experience. 2: 1. and 2. In each school, the outcome was a group of participating students who had gained a significant set of artistic skills (gamelan music making and/or Indonesian dance), as demonstrated in the culminating performance. They also had gained considerable insight into Indonesian culture, intentionally developed by the artist teachers during the instruction periods. This was evaluated through responses by students and teachers in reflective discussions; in most cases, written comments were also solicited and considered.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Barbara Beltrand, William Cunningham, Roxanne Hart, Deb Wright Prince, Candy Schnepf, Mary Shamrock, Toto Sugiarto, Aimee Thostenson
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Sumunar will provide five 12-day school residencies in Indonesian music, dance, and culture, taught by Indonesian artist teachers and featuring hands-on student participation. Each will culminate in a sharing performance for the parents and community.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Indonesian Performing Arts Association of Minnesota AKA Sumunar
Street Address
1536 Minnehaha Ave W
St Paul
Zip Code
(612) 729-6737
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
Mary Baier: Educator and administrator, Minnesota Public Schools. Trainer, Minnesota Principals' Academy.; Scott Bean: Artist, retired art teacher, member of Marcy Arts Partnership.; Anne Dugan: Curator and interim director, Duluth Art Institute. Founder and co-director, Free Range Film Festival.; Joan Eisenreich: Director, Mankato Public Schools Community Education and Recreation program.; Keitha Hamann: Associate professor of music education, University of Minnesota. Research chair, Minnesota Music Educators Association.; Nils Heymann: Art educator, St Thomas University.; Rebecca Meyer-Larson: Director of theater, Moorhead High School and ACT UP Theater.; Heather Miller-Shiell: Director of development and institutional giving, Minnesota Orchestra.; Kirstin Wiegmann: Cultural policy and leadership instructor, St Mary's University. Education and community engagement specialist, Forecast Public Art. Artist and arts consultant.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed