Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Intermediate School District 287
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
February 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Student barriers to arts participation due to placement in specialized school settings will be mitigated. Project staff will count numbers of students participating and survey students and teachers on degree of inclusion and improved access to music study.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Staff and students were impressed and excited about their participation in the project. Artist Soli Hughes met with small groups of students to encourage and nurture their participation. The students willing to perform and participate in the ending celebration demonstrated the excitement and interest they had in not only the creative process, but the opportunity to share and perform their accomplishments. 2: Students with developmental and mental health disabilities who participated in the sixteen week residency were engaged and excited about their contact time with the resident artist. Both students and staff willingness and commitment to the project demonstrated outcome success. The resident artist was able to video document students' progression over the course of the sixteen week project. This documentation demonstrated the improved student comfort and confidence as they prepared their performance.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
The Digital Rock Clock and HistoPop residency will engage students with developmental and mental health disabilities in a 16-week arts residency to study and create pop music through the decades WWII to present, culminating in a final performance.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Intermediate School District 287
Street Address
1820 Xenium Ln N
Zip Code
(763) 550-7380
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
Bradley Althoff: Managing producer, national classical music programs, American Public Media - Minnesota Public Radio; Jeffrey Bleam: Chair; department of theatre and film studies, Saint Cloud State University; Diana Joseph: Associate Professor of English at Minnesota State University - Mankato; Leisa Luis-Grill: Actress, designer and visual artist; Robert Ouren, Dr.: Retired music educator; Gretchen Pick: Artistic director, Young Dance. Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota Department of Dance.; Thomasin Ringler: Associate professor of sculpture, Saint Catherine University; professional artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed