Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Open World Learning Community
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
June 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)

Expand its arts learning opportunities in the school through the integration of puppetry arts in the curricular areas of writing, Spanish, English and theater. The first measure of this outcome will be the completion of the project and its performance at our school, neighboring schools and other community venues. The second measure will come from student reflections on their learning experiences. 2: This project will be shared with children and their families, many of them Latino, free of charge in their school. These schools have a high poverty rate and a very diverse student body. This objective will be evaluated by the presentation of the project to students and families, many of whom are of color and low-income, who often do not have access to arts learning opportunities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project produced an original puppet show on the life and work of Cesar Chavez that was presented to schools and community venues. 2: The project provided an educational and entertaining play presented at two schools and a community venue free of charge to students and families, many of them Latino.

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

In collaboration with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, students in an advanced Spanish class will research, conceive, write, design, build, and perform a puppet show, in Spanish (and English), on the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Workers.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Saint Paul Public Schools AKA Open World Learning Community
Street Address
360 Colborne St
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 767-8100
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