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Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Crossroads School and Vocational Center
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
In Progress
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
August 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will perform West African drumming and dance which demonstrates skills in musicality, spatial use and expressivity as well as culture. It will be measured by observation of participants during the residency and performance. Data will be recorded on said participation. Student letters written to each other will track their learning. 2: Participants in the residency will have an opportunity to improve skills in working well with others. They will reflect on feedback from each other. At each session students are given the chance to give compliments to fellow participants on what they have done well. The artists give feedback as well.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Dunyia Drum and Dance group will conduct two residencies on drumming and dancing from West Africa at Crossroads School to increase students' exposure to music and diversity, and their ability to work together.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Crossroads School and Vocational Center
Street Address
4111 Ambassador Blvd
St Francis
Zip Code
(763) 753-7146
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. Chair, 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. Officer at -Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Annelise Eckelaert: Freelance artist, children's theater; Laura Helle: Executive director, Austin Area Commission for the Arts; Amanda Kaler: Development director, Minnesota Center for Book Arts; Jonell Pacyga: Adjunct professor of ESL, and ESL and world languages education coordinator, Univeristy of Northwestern; Kelly Pratt: Business and life coach for people in creative industries; Gregory Siems: Director, Vision 2020 in Austin; Ping Wang: Professor of English and creative writing; founder and director of Kinship of Rivers

Conflict of Interest Disclosed