Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Arrowhead Regional Corrections AKA Arrowhead Juvenile Center
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through theatre practice and performance, arts learners will experience personal growth and pro-social development applicable to their daily lives. Personal growth, pro-social development, and value will be measured through quantitative and qualitative pre- and post- project surveys and journals and discussion during project. 2: Through script writing and performance, arts learners will demonstrate their knowledge and skill using theatre as a communication and education tool. Pre and post-project artist statements will measure knowledge of script writing, performance, and theatre as a tool for communication and education.

Measurable Outcome(s)

For the majority of youth this was the first opportunity for them to be directly involved in a project of this type. All participants were given pre-and post-tests and surveys. 2: 60% of residents hadn't participated in theater prior to this project. This experience offered them a new opportunity to engage in an arts experience. Through the use of pre-and post-tests, surveys of participants before starting the project and upon completion of the performances of the Spoken Word Poetry.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dick Brenner, Marv Bodie, Garry Gamble, Rick Goutermont, Frank Jewell, Keith Nelson, Wade Pavleck, Pete Stauber
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Act U.P. In Class will offer Arrowhead Juvenile Center youth the opportunity to act with “unified purpose” to create performances exploring themes from academics which are relevant to their lives.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Arrowhead Regional Corrections AKA Arrowhead Juvenile Center
Street Address
1918 Arlington Ave N
Zip Code
(218) 625-6700
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.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; 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; 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; Richard Carlson: Theater and philosophy teacher, School for Environmental Studies, Apple Valley; Alberto Justiniano: Artistic director, Teatro del Pueblo; theater artist and filmmaker; Cydney Perkins: Arts volunteer in Rochester schools; Gretchen Pick: Artistic director, Young Dance. Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota Department of Dance.; Daniel Stark: Associate Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Joanne Toft: Private educational arts consultant
Conflict of Interest Disclosed