Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,600
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Zenon Dance Company and School, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Brown
Douglas
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
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
$75,600
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,185
Direct expenses
$84,785
Administration costs
$5,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Zenon seeks to offer new opportunities for arts learning in the state by partnering with new residency sites and audiences for our programming. The project outcome will be evaluated through class participation levels, written and verbal evaluations, school administrator evaluations, and the quality of the culminating student performance. 2: Zenon seeks to make dance as an art form accessible to young people regardless of economic background, geography or physical ability. The project outcome will be evaluated by demographic analysis of residency participants as provided by school administrators, including physical and economic challenges and limited geographic access to the Twin Cities dance community.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Zenon offered new opportunities for arts learning in the state by partnering with new residency sites and audiences for our programming. The project outcome was evaluated through class participation levels, written and verbal evaluations, school administrator evaluations, and the quality of the culminating student performance. 2: Zenon made dance as an art form accessible to young people regardless of economic background, geography or physical ability. The project outcome was evaluated by demographic analysis of residency participants as provided by school administrators, including physical and economic challenges and limited geographic access to the Twin Cities dance community. Each residency was on target for the goals identified in this grant.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Heidi Kurtze, Breanna Olson, Shannon Loecher, Amy Ongaro, Linda Z. Andrews, Travis Barkve, Sabrina Caprioli, Tiffany Joy Hanken, Kelley Lindquist, Shawn Pearson, Jennifer Price, Patricia Timpane, Victoria Torelli, Brian Winke
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Zenon proposes five weeks of residency programs at schools in greater Minnesota, bringing dance education and performance to students who are underserved by this art form.
Project Manager
First Name
Mara
Last Name
Winke
Organization Name
Zenon Dance Company and School, Inc.
Street Address
528 Hennepin Ave Ste 400
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55403-1810
Phone
(612) 338-1101
Email
marasmail@yahoo.com
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
No