Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Saint Louis County Sheriff's Office-Jail Division
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
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)

Provide a theatre learning experience for inmates they assign value to and increase inmate interest in participating in future arts experiences. Quantitative and qualitative surveys will determine to what extent inmates engaged in a new arts learning experience, the value they placed on the experience, and their future interest in the arts. Inmate participation will also be tracked. 2: Validate the use of theatre integration projects to develop conflict resolution skills and legitimize arts projects in venues with incarcerated adults. Qualitative survey results and data on negative behavior incidents within the jail will assess the effectiveness of the project to develop conflict resolution skills and the legitimacy of arts projects in venues with incarcerated adults.

Measurable Outcome(s)

New arts opportunities were offered to Minnesotans and participants identified the experience as valuable and identified their interest to pursue future arts opportunities. 2: A new organization (Saint Louis County Jail) began offering an arts learning opportunity and the presence of arts programming with incarcerated adults was found effective and valuable.

Recipient Board Members
Mary Roling, Ross Litman, David Phillips, Dawn Sathers, Robyn Wojochowski
Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Inmates at the Saint Louis County Jail will work with a teaching artist, using theater to identify, explore, and rehearse thought patterns and actions as a means to empower them to resolve conflict in their lives.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Saint Louis County Sherriff's Office-Jail Division
Street Address
4334 Haines Rd
Zip Code
(218) 726-2345
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

Bradley Althoff: Managing producer, national classical music programs, American Public Media - Minnesota Public Radio; David Beard: Associate professor of rhetoric, writing studies department, University of Minnesota, Duluth; Lawrence Burnett: Professor of music and choral director, Carleton College; Kathryn Gainey: Professor of art, Saint Cloud State University; Jill Michaelree: Community development and outreach manager, Mixed Blood Theatre; Danette Olsen: Self-employed strategy consultant and teaching artist; Robert Ouren, Dr.: Retired music educator; William Wiktor: Retired engineer and software developer; Rochester community arts and non-profit volunteer

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

1/26/15-proposed outcomes added.