Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
CHOICE, Unlimited
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The ARTS Program will offer a wide variety of arts learning opportunities to the community, as well increase the numbers of arts learners involved while offering classes in various mediums. The project will be evaluated by increasing the number of opportunities to adults with disabilities, an under-served population where arts education is concerned. Classes will be offered in a variety of mediums. 2: This project will address the need for quality arts experiences and learning opportunities for individuals living with disabilities. The ARTS Program will increase the number of individuals participating in inclusive arts learning settings. Arts learners will be taught at a pace and with a focus designed for their individual learning styles. It is one of the only programs of its kind in northern Minnesota.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The ARTS Program is an outlet for any person living with a disability wishing to participate in quality, professionally-taught arts instruction within Duluth area. 2: CHOICE, unlimited’s ARTS Program addressed the need for quality arts experiences and learning opportunities for individuals living with disabilities.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Wanda Grew-Jasken, Jackie Sathers, Adele Hartwick, Pete Barnett,Tom Houghtaling, Ralph Johnson, Adam Lang, Shawn Stanich, Steven Thorne, Tom Torgerson
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

CHOICE, Unlimited's ARTS (Activities Revealing Talents and Skills) Program is dedicated to providing and expanding opportunities for individuals with disabilities in Minnesota, to study, participate, and share their artwork with the community.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
CHOICE, Unlimited
Street Address
1829 E Superior St
Zip Code
(218) 724-5869x 201
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; 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.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Gene Bird: Staff photographer, Walker Art Center; Joanna Cortright: Independent arts education consultant; Scott Dixon: Artist and administrator, Commonweal Theatre; Andre-Louis Heywood: Artistic director, The St. John's Boys' Choir; instructor, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University; Peter James: Director, Great Expectations School, Grand Marais; David Machacek: Executive director of ArtOrg; Lori Messick: Arts educator, Fertile Beltrami Public Schools; Glorianne Svitak: Performer, arts administrator, music teacher and director

Conflict of Interest Disclosed