Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Saint Paul Music Academy
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
October 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)

Youth and educators gain new skills and understanding about peace, reconciliation and social justice issues through the arts. Students: pre- and post- surveys of attitude and knowledge and rubric-based self-evaluation of artifacts. Educators and artists: reflective protocol process to plan, monitor and evaluate the project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Youth and educators gained new skills in art, poetry, and music composition as they learned about peace, reconciliation, and social justice in a historical and contemporary context. Students were given a pre and post-test and participated in an art lead discussion of the art work they created. Educators were asked to participate in a reflective protocol process, as well as respond to a written assessment of the project. The artists participated in a reflective protocol process led by the project coordinator at the conclusion of the project. Informal evaluation included engaging with parents at the EcoArts Fest to gauge their response to the project and conversations with teachers, artists, and administration.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mary Doran, Keith Hardy, John Brodrick, Anne Carroll, Jean O'Connell, Louise Seeba, Chue Vue
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Grade 5 students and educators at three Saint Paul Public Schools will explore peace and reconciliation through the arts, teacher training, and field trips, inspired by the 60th anniversary of the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City relationship
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Saint Paul Music Academy
Street Address
27 Geranium Ave E
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 744-2213
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
David Beard: Associate professor of rhetoric, writing studies department, University of Minnesota, Duluth; Camilla Berry: Practicing artist with nursing and education credentials; Amy Giddings: Music specialist, North Shore Community School, Duluth; Jennifer Penzkover: Coordinator, Saint Cloud Arts Commission.; Daniel Stark: Associate Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Joanne Toft: Private educational arts consultant
Conflict of Interest Disclosed