Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Maplewood
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

Youth ages 9-13 will learn theater skills (clowning, mask, puppetry, improv) to explore humor, critical thinking, and collaboration across cultures. Surveys for participants, artists, parents or caregivers will measure skills learned, perceived competency, and perceptions regarding how these skills can be used to collaborate cross-culturally. 2: In Kid City’s Laugh Labs and Kid Council, youth ages 9-13 deepen their understanding of how to use theater to positively impact their city. Participants respond in focus groups and using photovoice methodology to open-ended questions about connections between activities and the greater Maplewood community.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
he City of Maplewood will work with Z Puppets Rosenschnoz to continue building Kid City, a Parks program for youth ages nine to thirteen, to learn theater skills that will spark cross-cultural connections and positively impact their city.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Maplewood
Street Address
1830 County Rd B E
Zip Code
(612) 790-4331
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
Ellen Copperud: Community volunteer and arts advocate; former board member, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council; Phyllis Doyle: Retired arts administrator; award-winning poet and fiction writer; Ann DuHamel: Assistant professor of music and head of keyboard studies, University of Minnesota Morris; Kathleen Dupre: Artist and illustrator; art and writing teacher; Katie Marshall: Executive director, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids; Theresa Remick: Managing director, performance center at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; Christi Schmitt: Program coordinator, Saint Paul Public Schools office of multilingual learning
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600