Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Indonesian Performing Arts Association of Minnesota AKA Sumunar
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Fifty students in grades 4-8 at Da Vinci Academy will participate in learning to play Indonesian gamelan music and perform Indonesian traditional dance; an audience of at least 100 will attend their final-day sharing performance.Da Vinci teachers will be involved in residency planning so as to integrate study of various aspects of Indonesian culture into the broader curriculum. Post-residency discussion and written surveys will determine how well this objective has been accomplished. Students will maintain a journal through the residency period, describing their experiences and recording their personal reactions to it. A post-performance discussion will give opportunity for oral responses.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Eighty five students in grades 7-8 achieved enough competence in performing Indonesian music and/or dance to share this accomplishment in an informal program for the school and parents, and gained an expanded cultural awareness of two art forms and Indonesian traditions and life styles.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
William Cunningham, Candy Schnepf, Melinda Markell, Barbara Beltrand, Mary Shamrock, Kathy Welch, Toto Sugiarto, Donna Stephenson
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Funding for a residency in March 2014 at the DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science in Blaine. Students in grades 4-8 will learn to play Indonesian gamelan music and perform traditional dance.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Indonesian Performing Arts Association of Minnesota AKA Sumunar
Street Address
1549 University Ave W Ste 204
St Paul
Zip Code
(612) 237-9862
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Executive Director, Eagan Art House; Jill Anfang: Program Director, Roseville Parks and Recreation; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor and Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Paul Creager: Saint Paul Public Schools Administrator, Square Lake Film Festival Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake Savage Community Education; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Margaret Rog: Consultant and Grant Writer; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Beth Starbuck: Vocal Performer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Sandy Agustin: Artistic, General Management, Education; Melanie DeLuca: Community Education, Organizational Development, Youth Programming; Lucia Magney: Artistic, General Management, Community Service; Kay Augustine: Education, Youth Programming, Disabilities Specialist; Stephanie Vagle: Organizational Development, General Management, Volunteerism; Janelle Doyle: Education, Youth Programming, Artistic; Patrick Stauffer: Artistic, Community Education, Education; Megan Johnston: Artistic, Audience Development, Community Education, Curatorial.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed