Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,855
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Zenon Dance Company and School, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
August 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Hennepin
Mower
Otter Tail
Rice
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
$72,855
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,819
Direct expenses
$82,674
Administration costs
$3,000
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 Zimmer, Breanna Olson, Shannon Loecher, Linda Z. Andrews, Rochelle Dotzenrod, Tiffany Joy Hanken, Kelley Lindquist, Kelsi Rahm, Meghan A. Smith
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Zenon Dance 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
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.; 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
Camilla Berry: Practicing artist with nursing and education credentials; Kristina Bigalk: Poet; director of creative writing, Normandale Community College; Micahel Burgraff: Executive director, Fergus Falls: A Center for the Arts; Phyllis Doyle: Retired arts administrator; award-winning poet and fiction writer; Robert Gardner: Artistic director, Minnesota Ballet; Barry Kleider: Photographer, visual artist and teaching artist; Andrea Stanislav: Contemporary visual artist; associate professor of art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No