Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kimber L. Olson
Recipient Type
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

Thirty-six offenders in Shakopee women's prison will engage in and create fiber arts by participating in a learning program offered by Kimber Olson. The number of incarcerated women who participate is consistent with the total capacity (36). 2: Recognizing the capacity of art to have a positive impact on human lives Shakopee Corrections Center partners with Kimber Olson and supports a fiber arts program for inmates. Thirty-six wall hangings will be produced by arts learners at Shakopee Corrections Center. Work will be displayed on the center's walls for the broader prison community to view. Context of work will reflect numerous fiber art techniques derived from cultures around the world.

Measurable Outcome(s)

During three consecutive 12-week sessions 36 women incarcerated at the Shakopee Correctional Facility participated in a fiber arts program presented by Kimber Olson. 2: Kimber Olson facilitated three 12-week fiber arts programs at Shakopee women's correctional facility and introduced 36 arts learners to wet felting, textile block printing, soy wax batik and shibori dye resist.

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Teaching artist Kimber Olson will present a fiber arts program to three groups of arts learners at Shakopee Corrections facility. Through a series of projects, participants will create symbolic wall hangings that will be exhibited at the center.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Kimber L. Olson
(612) 508-0478
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