Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Children's Museum
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
End Date
August 2017
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
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

5,940 visitors will build age-appropriate understanding and competency to enhance creativity and self-expression through mosaic tiling. Staff will observe visitor engagement with the art form and capture creativity and self-expression through photographic evidence. The Museum will survey willing visitor to measure qualitative growth. 2: Through 32 workshops dedicated to mosaic tiling, Minnesotans of all ages will expand their knowledge on one specific artistic discipline. Observation and surveys using the Museum’s Hot 100 evaluation tool will help gauge participant baseline knowledge and growth of mosaic tiling and artistic expression.

Measurable Outcome(s)

By serving 1,856 students and visitors through the Teaching Artist Series, the museum has increased the number of young arts learners in Minnesota. Evaluation was conducted with observation, surveys, and photo documentation. We engaged 1,856 visitors in creative mosaic tiling. The number served was lower than projected due to overestimates of how many our new space, The Studio could accommodate. 2: The museum offered 78 workshops to visitors age five and up, teaching them how mosaic tiling can be used as a vehicle for creative self-expression. Evaluation was conducted through observation and photo documentation. The museum offered more than double the projected number of workshops to maximize artist contact hours because workshop visitor capacity was lower than originally estimated.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Paul Dzubnar, Kelly Baker, Ann Ferreira, Michael Fiddelke, Dr. Siyad Abdullahi, Will Au-Yeung, Kelly Axtell, Kevin Balon, Robert Befidi, Chris Bellini, Holly Boehne, Melissa Brinkman, Tony Brown, Steve Christenson, Elizabeth Cummings, Chad Dayton, Liz Deziel, Lisa Duff, Ray Faust, HT Fish, Amy Giovanini, Jim Grant, Patrick Harris, Suzette Huovinen, Julie Joyce, Michael Kaphing, Phil Krump, John I. Marshall, Kate McRoberts, James Momon, Jim Mulrooney, Susan Oberman Smith, Gail Peterson, Scott Slipy, Steve Stensrud, Katharine Tinucci, Robert Wollan, Dr. Drew Zinkel
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Minnesota Children’s Museum’s teaching artist series engages children with Minnesota artists with a guided arts learning experience through workshops and drop-in activities in which they will create or respond to art.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Children's Museum
Street Address
10 W 7th St
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 225-6000
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
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600