Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,944
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Cedar Cultural Center, Inc. AKA The Cedar
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,944
Other Funds Leveraged
$297,592
Direct expenses
$406,536
Administration costs
$4,124
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Midnimo workshops provide arts learners a new and different experience by engaging participants in culturally-specific arts creation and performance. This outcome will be achieved if arts learners provide feedback that this experience was unique. 2: Midnimo workshops are special events not offered in our regular programming. Midnimo will engage a diverse audience, including underserved Somali immigrants, many of whom may not have opportunities to engage with the arts. We will track audience numbers and demographics and inventory audience members who have never before been involved with arts learning opportunities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Midnimo workshops provided arts learners a new and different experience by engaging participants in culturally-specific arts creation and performance. Our Somali Community Liaison attended all of our Arts Learning workshops in 2015. She had conversations with arts learners before and after the show about their experience, and conducted unique methodology like such as writing feelings on butcher paper before and after the event. We also surveyed participants via email. In 2015, an external evaluator and Research Fellow also attended Arts Learning events and interviewed partners and participants to assess our achievements. 2: We engaged new and repeat Somali and non-Somali audience through workshops in Cedar Riverside and Mankato. Our Somali Community Liaison attended all of our Arts Learning workshops in 2015. She counted participants and had conversations with arts learners before and after the show about their experience. We interviewed and consulted with partners and surveyed participants. In 2015, an external evaluator and Research Fellow also attended Arts Learning events and interviewed partners and participants to assess our achievements.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Abdirizak Bihi, Sarah Bowman, Chuck Corliss, Michelle Courtright, Jill Dawe, David Edminster, Gallo Fall, Glen Helgeson, Galen Hersey, Brent Hickman, Steven Katz, Cari Nesje, Rob Nordin, Hugh Pruitt, Rob Salmon, Chuck Tatsuda, Mary Laurel True
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Midnimo (unity in Somali) engages Somali artists from around the world to conduct day-long poetry, songwriting, and dance workshops that teach culturally-specific artistic skills and further intercultural appreciation.
Project Manager
First Name
Adrienne
Last Name
Dorn
Organization Name
The Cedar Cultural Center, Inc. AKA The Cedar
Street Address
416 Cedar Ave S
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55454-1033
Phone
(612) 338-2674x 103
Email
adorn@thecedar.org
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Craig Campbell: Working studio arts and glassblowing instructor; Lori Janey: Design engineer, Seagate Technology; board chair, Minnesota Chinese Dance Theater; Brian Jose: Executive director, fine arts programming, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University; Anne Landreman: Visual artist and artist in residence; retired K-5 art specialist; Laura Pereira: Art specialist, Friends School of Minnesota; visual artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No