Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
August 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Hennepin
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Morrison
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Wadena
Waseca
Watonwan
Wright
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
$19,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,709
Direct expenses
$24,209
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Youth participants will gain knowledge about an innovative art-making process and increase skills related to communication, critical thinking, and teamwork. Youth participant knowledge outcomes will be evaluated through implementation of pre-/post-surveys; Skills outcomes will be evaluated through facilitator/artist observations and on-going written/oral reflections by participants. 2: Museum visitors will expand awareness of an art form that is innovative, interdisciplinary, and ever-evolving in content and expression. Museum visitor outcomes will be evaluated through implementation of observation and survey tools.

Measurable Outcome(s)

100% of youth engaged in project gained knowledge about innovate art-making process; increased communication, critical thinking and teamwork skills. A pre- and post-project survey asked youth to identify/describe an art-making process; identify/describe a performance process; articulate what the word `collaboration` means to them; and identify one STEM concept and describe how they would show this concept using only their body. A one-hour participant observation was conducted on day two and day ten of the residency to assess demonstration of skills related to critical thinking, communication and team-building. 2: As a result of this project; over 1,800 Museum visitors had an opportunity to engage with an innovative, interdisciplinary, and evolving art form. The convening of a group of local arts community stakeholders offered an opportunity to assess through small and large group discussion the impact and potential of MADE Garden to engage Museum visitors - both children and adults - in a rich arts learning experience. In addition, a child observation and reflection survey to solicit feedback around project outcomes was administered with a small group of Museum visitors.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Brian Benshoof, Neal Benson, Laura Bowman, Ann Hendricks, Nick Hinz, Barb Kaus, Linda Kilander, Kim Kleven, Naomi Mortensen, Tim Newell, Christine Powers, Sarah Richards, Tom Riley, Beth Serrill, Christie Skilbred, Katie Smentek, Sara Steinbach, Keith Stover, Vance Stuehrenberg, Liz Ulman, Ginger Zierdt
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Artists Megan F. Johnson and Dana Sikkila will lead a youth ensemble to create MADE GARDEN – an art installation/performance at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota that stems from recycled materials and invites visitors into the creative process.
Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Larsen
Organization Name
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Street Address
PO Box 3103
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002
Phone
(507) 386-0279
Email
sue.larsen@cmsouthernmn.org
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
Alyssa Baguss: Arts programming coordinator, Three Rivers Park District/Silverwood Park; visual artist; Scott Bean: Retired elementary art teacher; practicing artist; David Beard: Associate professor of rhetoric, writing studies department, University of Minnesota, Duluth; Jeffrey Bleam: Chair, department of theatre and film studies, Saint Cloud State University; Joan Eisenreich: Retired director, Mankato Public Schools Community Education and Recreation program; Robert Ouren, Dr.: Retired music educator
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600