Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Woodland Hills Academy
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
February 2015
End Date
May 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
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)

Teaching artist implements theatre learning experience reaching 40 direct participants and an audience of 100 at school. A. Student participation and audience attendance will be recorded. B. Quantitative and qualitative surveys to determine if students engaged in a new arts learning experience and their perceived value. 2: Integrate theatre learning experience into English curriculum of three teachers at a public school for youth in residential and treatment programs. A. Rubrics will measure student learning and success of integration. B. Qualitative surveys from teachers will determine if quantity and type of arts learning increased in the school and its value.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The teaching artist met with a total of 40 students over the project timeframe and 29 students performed for audiences totaling 50. This was determined by tracking student an audience attendance and completion of surveys. 2: The theatre and English integrated curriculum was delivered to students at Woodland Hills Academy. The program outcome was evaluated through conversations with the participating teachers and the project outcome was evaluated through students’ artist statements.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Woodland Hills Academy will collaborate with a teaching artist to implement an integrative arts learning curriculum, using theater to explore the theme, confronting injustice, in literature and the arts learners’ lives.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Woodland Hills Academy
Street Address
110 W Redwing St
Zip Code
(218) 336-8880
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
Scott Dixon: Artist and administrator, Commonweal Theatre; Kathryn Gainey: Professor of art, Saint Cloud State University; Gail Holinka: Art Instructor, Minnesota West Community and Technical College; chair, Worthington Public Arts Commission; Susan Potvin: Middle school band director, Salk Middle School; percussionist; Jessica Rau: Manager of individual giving, Minnesota Orchestra
Conflict of Interest Disclosed