Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Annette S. Lee
Recipient Type
In Progress
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Mille Lacs
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
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Offer twenty non-cumulative interdisciplinary workshops at school and community venues in diverse locations in Minnesota to native and non-native participants. Assessment surveys addressing increased artistic skills and artistic confidence, on-going and follow-up discussions with participants, and Feedback from collaborators; suggestions and changes. 2: Our goal is to engage art learners from under-served populations of native and non-native people by eliminating various cultural and monetary barriers. Demographic information on surveys. Assessment surveys addressing increased empathy towards other cultures, science, and new ideas. Participation of at least 50% native participants.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Native Skywatchers - Earth Sky Connections project weaves together art, culture, and science in a way that will inspire learners to create art in relation to the earth, sky, and cosmos; participatory art workshops will be offered at community centers and
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Annette S. Lee
(320) 294-4072
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
Oscar Del Sébastien: Artist and educator; teacher of elementary art at Paul and Sheila Wellstone Elementary; Amy Giddings: Music specialist, North Shore Community School, Duluth; Jane Gudmundson: Former education director, Plains Art Museum in Fargo; Danette Olsen: Self-employed strategy consultant and teaching artist; Richard Robbins: Professor of English and director of the creative writing program, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Joanne Toft: Private educational arts consultant
Conflict of Interest Disclosed