Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church AKA Saint Paul's Lutheran Church
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will expand the Semilla program, teaching mosaic and mural arts in the Phillips neighborhood and beyond, with emphasis on four underserved groups. Youth and adult artists will train in workshops and create murals,
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
Shari Aronson: Co-founder, Z Puppets Rosenschnoz.; Alison Good: Former commercial artist, educator and administrator; active community volunteer; Zhimin Guan: Professor of art, Minnesota State University Moorhead.; Karla Nweje: Dancer, choreographer, writer, and educator.; Gretchen Pick: Artistic director, Young Dance. Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota Department of Dance.
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)

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)

We were able to make arts accessible to several underserved populations: homeless individuals and families in transition, children with autism, adults with Multiple Sclerosis, the elderly and immigrant families whose primary language is Spanish. We evaluated our success based on: registration and attendance at workshops and events, group evaluation at the end of each session, and interviews with selected participants. Group evaluations elicited from participants their thoughts on what worked well, what needed improvement, and how well barriers were overcome. We also debriefed each series with staff and leaders from partner organizations, to understand their perspective on access. 2: We surpassed our projection by a great number, due to increased participation at our events, and adding new partners such as Invitation to Belonging, Normandale House (transitional housing) and Young Dance. We also held workshops at several community festivals such as Midtown Phillips, the Greenway and Semana Culture Camp. We utilized pre and post surveys and attendance sheets to track attendance and retention, as well as group evaluations at the end of each session.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Greg Nelson, Vicky Salgado, Hilda Mork, Chris Leehey, Rosario Melchor, Vianey Pena, Janice Knutson, Lowell Hanson, Jason Kulka, Ron Homan, Pat Leehey, Elena Nelson, Holly Dunagan, Marie Nelson
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Cabello Hansel
Organization Name
Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church AKA Saint Paul's Lutheran Church
Street Address
3321 18th Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 296-2231
Administered By
Administered by

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

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