Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,940
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Annette S. Lee
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
January 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Benton
Carlton
Crow Wing
Hennepin
Mille Lacs
Ramsey
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Wright
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
$24,940
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,860
Direct expenses
$27,800
Administration costs
$1,920
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Offer twelve non-cumulative interdisciplinary workshops at school and community venues in diverse locations in Minnesota to native and non-native participants. Assessment surveys handed out after each session. Informal and on-going discussions with individual participants. Reflect with our host site administrators on outcomes of the workshop. 2: Our goal is to engage art learners from under-served populations of native and non-native people by eliminating various cultural and monetary barriers. Demographic surveys to be completed by participants. Compare with other comparable events. Work towards gaining the participation of at least 50% native participants over all eves.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Twelve non-cumulative interdisciplinary workshops were designed and delivered to school and community venues at various locations in Minnesota to native and non-native participants. The evaluation methods used to determine the degree of success of this project were the following: 1.) Assessment surveys after each session. 2.) Informal and on-going discussions with participants, 3.) Reflected with the host site administrators on outcomes of the workshop. Analysis of the surveys gave insight on the high demand for this programming. Sample comments: Loved it. Thank you please present more. Wonderful offering! This was a great experience for my heart and soul. 2: Directly engaged 336 art learners, including 50% native participants. Eliminated various cultural and monetary barriers by offering free workshops at varied locations. The evaluation methods used to determine the degree of success of this project were the following: 1.) demographic surveys, 2.) compared with other events, 3.) worked towards participation of at least 50% native participants. Selected survey comments: When I learn more about Dakota culture, I feel closer to it. I loved the way the beauty of art combined with science. Thank you for having a first language speaker. I learned a little bit more of my native culture. Every second well put together. Please offer more of these workshops.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Native Skywatchers–Earth Sky Connections weaves together art, science, and culture in a way that will inspire learners to create art in relation to the stars and earth. Participatory art workshops offered in northern and central Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Annette
Last Name
Lee
Organization Name
Annette S. Lee
State
MN
Phone
(320) 294-4072
Email
aslee@stcloudstate.edu
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
Courtney Gerber: Associate director of education within the learning initiatives division at the Walker Art Center; Danette Olsen: Self-employed strategy consultant and teaching artist; William Wiktor: Retired engineer and software developer; Rochester community arts and non-profit volunteer; Andrew Wykes: Associate professor of painting at Hamline University, St Paul
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No