Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Artaria String Quartet
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
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)

3,600 + residents of Duluth, Grand Rapids, Cloquet, Aitkin and Pine City, Minnesota will develop new skills in or knowledge of chamber music with Artaria. Collaborators will track the number of participants and ask them what they learned from the residency. They will assess what new skills and/or knowledge was gained from the chamber music residency. 2: Artaria will engage residents of different ages and musical abilities in creative chamber music activities that enhance skills and self-expression. Evaluations from Artaria, community partners, and participants will help determine if chamber music residency activities were effective in developing and enhancing creativity and self-expression.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Artaria String Quartet will invigorate Duluth, Grand Rapids, Cloquet, Aitkin, and Pine City by engaging residents in creative chamber music learning experiences where participants will gain new skills and greater appreciation for the art of chamber music.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Artaria String Quartet
Street Address
980 Bellows St
West St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 587-7595
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.; 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Anne Adabra: Founder and chair, Minnesota Haitian Cultural Center; social studies teacher; dancer and storyteller; Bradley Althoff: Managing producer and senior project manager, Classical MPR; Micahel Burgraff: Executive director, A Center for the Arts, Fergus Falls; Nathaniel Dickey: Associate Professor of Music; low brass, band; Phyllis Doyle: Retired arts administrator; award-winning poet and fiction writer; Robert Gardner: Artistic executive director, Minnesota Ballet; Jane Gudmundson: Former education director, Plains Art Museum in Fargo

Conflict of Interest Disclosed