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Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Crossroads School and Vocational Center
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Blue Earth
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will perform West African drumming and dance which demonstrates skills in musicality, spatial use and expressivity as well as culture. It will be measured by observation of participants during the residency and performance. Data will be recorded on said participation. Student letters written to each other will track their learning. 2: Participants in the residency will have an opportunity to improve skills in working well with others. They will reflect on feedback from each other. At each session students are given the chance to give compliments to fellow participants on what they have done well. The artists give feedback as well.

Measurable Outcome(s)

As observed in their practice and performance students learned skills in music and culture. Student participation was excellent and their letters reflected the good learning in music and culture. 2: As observed at practice and performance, participants worked well with each other. Although not much direction was needed in this area as there was so much enthusiasm for being in the group, the positive feedback given at the end of practice was icing on the cake as far as having a wonderful environment at practice.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cindy Thurston, Jay Powell, Carline Sargent, Scott Manni, Tami Schraeder
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Dunyia Drum and Dance Group will conduct residencies on West African drumming and dance at Crossroads School in Saint Francis.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Crossroads School and Vocational Center
Street Address
4111 Ambassador Blvd
St Francis
Zip Code
(763) 753-7146
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Micahel Burgraff: Executive director, A Center for the Arts, Fergus Falls; Nathaniel Dickey: Associate Professor of Music; low brass, band; Kelli Foster Warder: Education manager, Hennepin Theatre Trust; Andrea Gates: Exhibits coordinator at Crossings at Carnegie; ceramist; Barry Kleider: Photographer, visual artist and teaching artist; Jessica Rau: Manager of individual giving, Minnesota Orchestra; Anat Shinar: Director of outreach and dance instructor, Young Dance; independent project manager, Walker Art Center
Conflict of Interest Disclosed