Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$56,460
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Stages Theatre Company, Inc. AKA Stages Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
August 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Hennepin
Itasca
Koochiching
Le Sueur
Nicollet
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
$56,460
Other Funds Leveraged
$8,078
Direct expenses
$64,538
Administration costs
$5,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will increase their understanding of peace in their community and use arts reflection, creation, and performance to share their findings. Pre- and post-project surveys of teachers and students will be conducted to assess student skills and knowledge in the arts, depth of engagement with the topic, and changes in classroom culture. 2: Teachers will increase their ability to incorporate theater arts integration strategies when teaching topics related to social issues and across other curricular areas. Pre- and post-project surveys of teachers and teaching artists will assess change in teachers’ skills, knowledge, and comfort with using theater arts integration strategies in their teaching practice.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Using arts reflection/creation/performance, teachers and teaching artists saw a range of levels of change around students' conceptualization of peace. Independent evaluator Dr. Rachel Brown created the assessment methodology and rubric for the PoP project. Data/feedback was gathered via the following: Pre-project planning surveys of teachers regarding their students. Post-project surveys of teachers immediately after each residency regarding observed changes in students. Survey of teaching artists after all sites were complete. 2: Through the project, teachers learned new theatre arts integration strategies and used them in classroom instruction. Independent evaluator Dr. Rachel Brown created the assessment methodology and rubric for the PoP project. Data/feedback was gathered via the following: Pre-project contextual and planning surveys of teachers regarding their arts experience. Post-project surveys of teachers immediately after each residency regarding plans to incorporate theatre arts strategies in instruction, and which specific activities they would use. Survey of teaching artists after all sites were complete.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Susan W. Allen, Stephanie Betz, Betsy Butwin, Lisa Collins, Katie Constable, Courtney Daniel, Karen Winter Dekker, Barry Gersick, Darrick Hills, Christina Jansa, Paul J. Johnson, Mimi Keating, David Klein, Lisa Klin, Lisa Beth Lentini, Elizabeth Plaetz Lori, Karen Lundegaard, Dave Mahler, Tom Matchinsky, Lynn Petersen, Dawn Holicky Pruitt, Nick Scott, Amanda Simpson, Brooke Stein Moss, Erik Takkunen, Bryan M. Wall
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Stages Theatre Company will work with six Minnesota middle and junior high schools to offer PERSPECTIVES, an arts residency program for students and teachers that results in a collaborative performance on the subject of peace.
Project Manager
First Name
Sandy
Last Name
Boren-Barrett
Organization Name
Stages Theatre Company, Inc. AKA Stages Theatre Company
Street Address
1111 Mainstreet
City
Hopkins
State
MN
Phone
(952) 979-1122
Email
sbb@stagestheatre.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
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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600