Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
August 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)

Instruction in jazz and improvisation will be offered to youth studying string instruments in northern Minnesota. There are currently no programs that offer instruction in jazz and improvisation for strings students in northern Minnesota. This outcome will be achieved by successful implementation of the proposed jazz camp and evaluated by participant surveys. 2: Thirty Minnesota youth will participate in summer jazz camp with the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program. Success in reaching this project outcome will be measured by application and enrollment numbers for the summer jazz camp as well as the number of scholarships utilized.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The quantity and types of arts leaning opportunities in the state, and the organizations or venues that offer them increased. 2: Arts learning opportunities were more accessible to Minnesota because barriers to participation were identified and mitigated.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Kristen Anderson, Christa Berg, Shannon Benolken, Ellen Bogardus-Szymaniak, Brad Johnson, Dave Kooda, Heather Krueger-Barth, Mary LaPlant, Cheryl Louis, Tom Nelson, Jerry Ophoven
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

The Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program will present a one week summer jazz camp with Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis, for youth ages 8 - 18, currently studying a string instrument.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program
Street Address
PO Box 140
Grand Rapids
Zip Code
(218) 327-1651
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

Lawrence Benson: Independent scholar, artist and publisher; Craig Campbell: Working studio arts and glassblowing instructor; Patricia Dennis: Associate professor of design, University of Minnesota-Duluth; John Gregor: Photographer and photo educator; Laura Tahja Johnson: Managing artistic director, Lyric Arts Company, Anoka; Anthony Kuznik: Retired president, Hibbing Community and Technical College; Leisa Luis-Grill: Actress, designer and visual artist; Carolyn Olson: Working artist; visual and media art instructor, South Ridge School

Conflict of Interest Disclosed