Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,025
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Saint James Home of Duluth, Inc. AKA Woodland Hills
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2012
End Date
January 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Benton
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Crow Wing
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kittson
Koochiching
Lake
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Rice
Roseau
Sherburne
St. Louis
Stearns
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
$22,025
Other Funds Leveraged
$338
Direct expenses
$22,363
Administration costs
$1,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
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)

Woodland Hills has only been able to offer theater programming with the support of the Minnesota State Arts Board, thus the type of arts learning opportunities at Woodland Hills was increased through this project. Additionally, of the arts learners who had previous theatre experience, 70% of those experiences occurred at their school, thus this project increased the venues in which youth could have arts learning opportunities. To measure the outcomes, arts learners took a pre-program survey collecting data on the frequency and venue of arts learning experiences before coming to Woodland Hills and arts learning opportunities at Woodland Hills. 2: Before participating in this project, 96% of students had never had an in depth theatre experience and only 38% of students had any experience in theatre. Following the completion of the project, 21% of participants said they would “definitely” participate in theatre outside of Woodland Hills, 32% said they were “interested”, and 42% said they “might” participate. Only 5% stated that they would “definitely not” participate in theatre in the future. It is our conclusion that this project introduced students to a new arts opportunity that many will pursue in the future. Our success at increasing participation was measured through pre and post program surveys. The surveys measured arts learning experiences before coming to Woodland Hills and assessed the likelihood of students choosing to participate in theatre arts learning experiences in the future.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Karen Anderson, Xavier Bell, Laura Budd, Dean Casperson, George Goldfarb, Ann Glumac, Sanford Hoff, Peg Johnson, Leanne Joynes, David Kohlhaas, Doug Lewis, Amy Lukasavitz, Peter Pichetti, Mark Schober, Phil Strom, Melissa Swor, Natalie Zeleznikar, Greg Sandbulte, Jim Gustafson, Adolph Ojard
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Arts learners, under the guidance of a teaching artist, will use the creative process to explore teen violence prevention by creating a performance intended to initiate dialogue in the community.
Project Manager
First Name
Jessica
Last Name
Sweeney
Organization Name
Saint James Home of Duluth, Inc. AKA Woodland Hills
Street Address
4321 Allendale Ave
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55803
Phone
(218) 728-7500x 118
Email
jsweeney@woodlandhills.org
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