Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,070
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rochester Community and Technical College
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
February 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Olmsted
Douglas
Mower
Fillmore
Goodhue
Freeborn
Winona
Wabasha
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
$22,070
Other Funds Leveraged
$760
Direct expenses
$22,830
Administration costs
$1,760
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.2
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. Seven counties were involved in this arts learning grant. The breadth of the grant reached both Alexandria and Austin, in addition to Rochester and the surrounding communities. The vast majority of participants indicated that they had never been involved in this type of arts learning activity and they stated that they had gained a lot of skills/knowledge from the classes offered. Methods/tools used included marketing to all the surrounding communities - using the Legacy Amendment acknowledgement gave clout to the project. According to surveys, over 95 percent of participants said they could: 1) Identify the elements of good creative writing, 2) Write four stories and prepare two stories for publication, 3) Develop the skills to verbally edit" written work for themselves and for others. 2. Both the instructor and the individual site programs provided evaluations for each session of the class offerings - the responses were overwhelmingly positive. 2: 1. According to the completed surveys, over 95 percent of participants said they could: 1) Identify the elements of good creative writing, 2) Write four stories and prepare two stories for publication, 3) Develop the skills to "verbally edit" written work for themselves and for others. Feedback included the following comments: "Good suggestions, gave me ideas, order and structure," "Simply excellent class and source of excellence in Kevin," "Thank you for this series. Brought me back to writing. Ideas freely expressed by participants with great help from Kevin," "Wonderful opportunity," "These classes came at the right time!" 2. Both the instructor and the programs provided evaluations for each session of the class offerings - the responses were overwhelmingly positive."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
William Bakken, Don Borcherding, Tom Brinkman, Carolyn Chappel, Jon Closson MD, Kay Cooper MD, Steve Frytak MD, Tom Gaffey MD, Marita Heller, George Malkasian MD, Richard Musser PhD, Judy Pease, Priscilla Russell, Ione Schloegel, Judith Taylor, Steve Troutman, Pauline Walle
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
The Writer's LIFE Project gives older Minnesotans the opportunity to learn, hone, and practice their creative writing skills with an award-winning teaching artist. Participants will learn how to create, revise, and improve upon original written work.
Project Manager
First Name
Chrisanne
Last Name
Pieper
Organization Name
Rochester Community and Technical College
Street Address
851 30th Ave SE
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55904-4999
Phone
(507) 280-3157
Email
chrisanne.pieper@roch.edu
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
No