Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Rochester STEM Academy
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
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)

Students will demonstrate increased ability and confidence in the English language arts, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will be evaluated by the artist with rubrics aligned to state language arts standards. Student portfolios will be evaluated by the teacher. Results of student surveys will also be compiled. 2: Students will learn the media arts skills involved in producing video stories. Students will be evaluated by the artist with rubrics aligned to state standards for media arts. Results of student surveys will also be compiled.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Rochester STEM Academy will collaborate with spoken word poet Frank Sentwali and videographer Mike Hazard to produce stories and poems that explore the immigrant experience.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Rochester STEM Academy
Street Address
415 16th St SW
Zip Code
(507) 281-2381
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