Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$98,874
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Maplewood
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
August 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Ramsey
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
$98,874
Other Funds Leveraged
$15,083
Direct expenses
$113,957
Administration costs
$12,960
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The city facilitates cross-cultural collaboration and arts participation through multidisciplinary youth programming. Quantitative measurements of participant demographics of Laughter Lab and Kid Council workshops and culminating events. 2: Participants learn socially relevant applications of theater skills using the power of playfulness. In surveys and in interviews, participants demonstrate understanding of the connection between arts activities and social/cultural issues.

Measurable Outcome(s)

KID CITY multidisciplinary arts programs involved cross-cultural collaboration and participants reflected Maplewood's culturally diverse population. Wilder Foundation used multiple methods to evaluate KID CITY programs, including: written surveys at events and embedded into the Laughter Museums, two focus groups: teen video team and artists, city staff and community advisors. Direct observation of Kid Council, using the Youth Quality Assessment tool. Additionally, Z Puppets artist team did a program-end reflection, and the Fairview Alternative High School teacher lead a discussion with his students to elicit their feedback. 2: Participants created, performed and responded to puppetry, physical comedy and improvisation to explore cross cultural collaboration in Maplewood. Wilder Foundation used multiple methods to evaluate KID CITY programs, including: written surveys at events and embedded into the Laughter Museums, two focus groups: teen video team and artists, city staff and community advisors. Direct observation of Kid Council, using the Youth Quality Assessment tool. Additionally, Z Puppets artist team did a program-end reflection, and the Fairview Alternative High School teacher lead a discussion with his students to elicit their feedback.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mayor Nora Slawik, Kathleen Juenemann, Marylee Abrams, Bob Cardinal, Marv Koppen, Tou Xiong, Bryan Smith
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
The City of Maplewood will work with Z Puppets Rosenschnoz to launch Kid City, creative task forces of ten- to twelve-year-olds that will learn how to use clowning, puppetry, and improvisation to bring diverse cultural communities together.
Project Manager
First Name
DuWayne
Last Name
Konewko
Organization Name
City of Maplewood
Street Address
1830 County Rd B E
City
Maplewood
State
MN
Zip Code
55109
Phone
(651) 249-2000
Email
DuWayne.Konewko@maplewoodmn.gov
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
No