Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
February 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Utilizing the resources of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Riverway Learning Community, and three community teaching artists, students will create, perform, and respond to a variety of visual art forms.
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
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) The Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Riverway Learning Community began this collaboration with the mutual goals of increasing participation and art experiences for students. Specifically, the collaboration played a part in the Museum's goal of increasing school participation, with an approximate 200% increase between 2011 and 2012. More importantly, however, as a center of education, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Riverway Learning Community's goals of facilitating learning through visual art was impacted positively. 2) Through frequent meetings, data received from the teachers, program leaders, docents, and parent learners indicated that this program has had a positive impact on Riverway Learning Community students. The Minnesota Marine Art Museum's Curator of Education took notes at these meetings, and we learned some things that will enhance similar future projects including involving teachers in planning processes, including student choice and alone time" with artworks, and the value of utilizing teaching artists and quality materials. 2: 1) The Minnesota Marine Art Museum achieved greater accessibility, and met its educational mission in a more robust way. Riverway Learning Community met its goals of connecting students with substantial works of art, artists, and resources in their community. These were gained through the program itself, free tickets provided to families of participants, Parent Learner programs at free community events, and exhibitions at the Museum and various other locations. 2) Like all of its evaluation, progress towards its access goals are measured qualitatively and quantitatively. Quantitatively, 360 kids and adults will have benefited from the program. Qualitatively, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum gathered information from program leaders and participants."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dr. John Anfinson, Elizabeth Bach, James Bowey, Dr. James Eddy, Michael J. Galvin, Dan Hampton, Betsy Midthun, Nancy Nelson, Rachelle Schultz, Phil Schumacher, and Steve Slaggie
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Street Address
800 Riverview Dr
Zip Code
(507) 474-6626
Administered By
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