Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
June 2014
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

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Train 40 youth and 20 adults as community mosaic facilitators who will then assist up to 525 additional persons in learning mosaics through community-based workshops. Through registration and attendance, and participant's pre and post-survey on skills. The community mosaic facilitators will progress through a skill set in order to become community arts teachers, including how to work with different populations. 2: With nine partners in Phillips and two each in Austin and Hopkins, we will teach mosaics to diverse groups and create planters, a mural, and other public art. Through the evaluations by the partners and participants in workshops at their sites, and peer review of the completed public art.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We proposed work with 9 partners in Phillips, and 2 each in Austin and Hopkins, in order to teach mosaics to diverse groups and create public art. Phillips groups (Shalom Garden, Stone's Throw, 15th Street Block Club, Division for Indian Work, Waite House, Andersen School, St. Paul's Home (senior citizen's housing), Community Emergency Services, Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association plus our 3 youth programs) completed a 4,000 square foot mural at Bloomington and Lake, a performance area on 15th Avenue, a garage mural and 12 mosaic planters, and a youth poetry and photography exhibit and book. The Welcome Center in Austin and the Austin Arts Festival produced 22 home mosaic flower pots and a large mosaic panel for the Arts Center. Gethsemane Lutheran and La Amistad made mosaics for their garden. The quality of art was judged by neighborhood artists, staff, partners and participants. We also trained staff and youth leaders from groups in North and Northeast Minneapolis. 2: A total of 53 youth and 37 adults were trained as community art facilitators, who helped lead workshops and classes for a total of 567 participants (an estimated 60 other participants participated in the installation of the major mural). We kept attendance records at every workshop, and participants filled out a pre and post survey on their ability and knowledge to do mosaics and murals. Staff and the advisory board evaluated progress monthly, based on these evaluations. We also held an evaluation session with each partner at the completion of the set of workshops. In terms of the public art installed in Phillips, we surveyed neighbors before and after completion of the art. This proved to be extremely helpful in terms of engaging further community involvement.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Greg Nelson, Virginia Salgado, Chris Leehey, Vianey Peña, Delfino Gomez, Janice Knutson, Mirella Constantino, Hilda Mork, Marie Nelson, Holly Dunagan, Lizete Vega, Pat Leehey, Andrea Gregoy, Berta Perez, Ana Vite, Rosario Melchor
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
The Semilla Project will teach mosaic and mural arts in Phillips and two other bilingual communities, focusing on immigrants and at-risk youth. It will train youth and adult artists in workshops and by creating murals, planters, and other public art.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Cabello Hansel
Organization Name
Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Street Address
2742 15th Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 724-3862
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: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. 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
Alyssa Baguss: Arts programming coordinator, Three Rivers Park District/Silverwood Park; Betty Devine: Jewelry designer and lettering artist; Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists co-op board member; Kelly Dupre: Instructor- printmaking and mosaics; Volunteer and classroom coordinator, North House Folks School, Grand Marais; Scott Gustafson: Department Leader, Visual Arts and Technologies, Eastview High School, Apple Valley; Denise Kulawik: Writer, Producer; Susan Lundin: Director of Government Relations, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities; Ward Merrill: Executive Director, Backus Community Center, presenter; Heather Miller-Shiell: Director of Development and Institutional Giving, Minnesota Orchestra
Conflict of Interest Disclosed