Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minneapolis College of Art and Design AKA MCAD
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
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)

More low-income, underserved adults and K-12 students will participate in Minneapolis College of Art and Design's high-quality arts education programs for lifelong learners. Evaluation tools include confidential participant evaluation forms, class observation, and review of in-class videotaped instruction. Participants, family members and teaching artists report that financial barriers to participation have been addressed through the scholarship program.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Eighty-six low-income K-12 students and adults, and art teachers were provided with scholarships to participate in MCAD's lifelong learning arts education programs.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Brian Adducci, Ta-coumba Aiken, Bruce W. Bean, Kevin Bennett, Leslie Berkshire, Susan Calmenson, Uri Camarena, Anne Cashill, Cinda Collins, Jay Coogan, Andrew Dayton, Cy DeCosse, Miles Q. Fiterman, Jay Jackley, Susan Kelly, B. John Lindahl, Peter Lindahl,
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

The Lifelong Learner Scholarship Project eliminates financial barriers to high-quality arts education opportunities at MCAD. Low-income adults and K-12 students, as well as arts educators, receive scholarships for lifelong learning arts courses that inspire creativity, introduce techniques, and advance professional skills.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minneapolis College of Art and Design AKA MCAD
Street Address
2501 Stevens Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 874-3790
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