ACHF Arts Education
Quantitative: 24 youth with autism under age 18 will participate in this project, and more than 100 Minneapolis Institute of Arts staff (e.g. arts educators, docents, and security staff) will receive training on how to be inclusive and supportive of museum visitors with autism or related disabilities, and their families. Qualitative: 100% of attendees will learn about appropriate behavior in, and engagement with, an art museum - most for the first time - as well as experiencing hands-on arts-making projects. At the same time Minneapolis Institute of Arts staff will gain a better understanding of autism, its challenges, and how to help someone with the disorder, who may be experiencing distress inside the museum. In addition to a participant count, each participant and his/her parent/caregiver will complete a project evaluation, which will indicate their satisfaction. We will also conduct post-project evaluation with arts-education staff and other support staff working on this project through our arts partner, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Other, local or private
Art on the Spectrum.
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music teacher, performer; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Marisol Chiclana-Ayla: Artist, Board Chair at El Arco Iris; Jamil Jude: Theatre artist; Tricia Khutoretsky: Public Functionary Curator and Co-Director; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Coleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Osman Mohamed Ali: Somali Museum of Minnesota Founder and Executive Director; Kathy Mouacheupao: Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support, Corporation Cultural Corridor Coordinator; Adam Napoli-Rangel: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Djenane Saint Juste: Afoutayi Dance Company Founder; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Public Schools Youth Programs Coordinator; Dameun Strange: Composer, Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Erica Lee: Education; Maya Weisinger: Community development, community education, marketing; Linda Scott: Artistic, education; Crystal Brinkman: Youth programming, artistic; Christian Novak: Fundraising, marketing; Nadine Sehnert: Youth programming, artistic; Mike Newman: Education, organizational development; Heather Beal: Fundraising, audience development, organizational planning.