Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

Individual participants will experience art; Understand art; create art; and connect art to other learning, specifically a STEM topic. Written evaluations filled out by teachers and artists; site visits by COMPAS staff to observe the teaching artist and youth; and follow-up meetings among staff, artists, and teachers. 2: Metro and non-metro schools and students who have not experienced learning from and creating art with a professional artist will get that opportunity. At least 25% of schools will not have worked with a teaching artist in the last five years, 40% of students will be in greater Minnesota, and 70% of students will not have worked with a teaching artist at school.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Teachers reported students experienced art, increased understanding of art, created art and developed context to connect the art to their lives. 2: 38% of schools (three) had not worked with an artist in the last five years. 57% of students in Greater Minnesota. Greater than 70% of students hadn’t worked with a TA at school.

Recipient Board Members
Cheryl Bock, Mimi Stake, Diane Johnson, Susan Rotilie, Irene Suddard, Michelle Silverman, Roderic Hernub Southall, Yvette Trotman, Keven Ambrus, Stephanie Benson, Marta Chou, Robert Erickson, Tamera Irwin, Christina Koppang, Hristina Markova, Samantha Mas
Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

1,700 students in eight public schools will engage in creative, in-depth projects that integrate the arts and a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) topic. Art forms and STEM topics were chosen to best meet each school’s learning goals.

Project Manager
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Street Address
75 5th St W Ste 304
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 292-3203
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