Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Concordia College
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Concordia College, in partnership with Contempo Physical Dance, will offer a Brazilian dance residency for students and residents of Moorhead. Classes will include capoeira, Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance, choreography and Brazilian social dance.

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

Melinda Breva: Development manager, Franconia Sculpture Park; Robert Cline: Adjunct faculty member, architectural technologies and AutoCAD, Rochester Community and Technical College; architect and community volunteer; Abraham Hunter: Collaborative pianist, founder of Loon Opera Company; Brian Jose: Executive director, fine arts programming, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University; Peter Morales: Sculptor of large-scale outdoor pieces; former visiting artist, University of Minnesota, and Jerome Fellow; Susan Potvin: Middle school band director, Salk Middle School; percussionist; Pat Samples: Lifelong learning coordinator, Ebenezer; cofounder and former director of ARTSAGE; Loretta Simonet: Musician with award-winning folk music duo, Curtis and Loretta; John Thew: Managing director, Theater Latte Da|Robert Thomas, Associate director of development, Great River Shakespeare Festival

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
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)

Arts learners can recognize and perform various Afro-Brazilian dance techniques and identify them within creative works. Arts learners will demonstrate various Afro-Brazilian dance techniques, create, perform and identify elements in a creative work. Progress in classes will be evaluated via observation, class discussions, and verbal responses in a critical response session held during arts learners’ final performance and company performance. 2: Concordia College will address the needs of first time arts learners in dance through diverse, interesting and accessible dance class offerings. The success of this outcome will be assessed through written evaluations by participants, who will be asked to identify their prior dance experience, expectations for the residency, reflection on their experiences and comment about their likelihood to return for future dance opportunities at Concordia.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Arts learners participating in this project can recognize and perform many Afro-Brazilian dance techniques, and they have a better understanding of the art form. 2: The diversity of the genre of Afro-Brazilian dance provided many opportunities for exciting artistic engagement in the community.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
John R. Tunheim, Rev. Lowell G. Almen, Mary Alice Bergan, Randall L. Boushek, Gerald D. Eid, Karen L. Grandstrand, Dr. David M. Gring, Rachel C. Hollstadt, Keith A. Johanneson, Kelby K. Krabbenhoft, Dr. Earl Lewis, Dr. Roland D. Martinson, Connie Nicholas
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Concordia College
Street Address
901 8th St S
Zip Code
(218) 299-3001
Administered By
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