Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Epic Enterprise Inc.
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)

Barriers will be identified and adaptations made to support arts learners to develop and expand artistic skills and self-expression. Individual barriers will be identified and adaptations suggested by artists and Epic staff. Adaptations which prove to be successful will be integrated into future lessons and will be documented. 2: Learners will develop holistically, as art becomes a vehicle for expanded emotional/social wellbeing, physical and artistic/cognitive functioning. Evaluation is through observations by artists and staff identifying emotional/social, physical and artistic/cognitive functioning. Regular meetings will review individual mastery and participation.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Epic Enterprise will provide in-depth arts learning opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in partnership with a musician from Toneworks Music Therapy Services, visual artist Lori Brink, and fabric artist Chiaki O'Brien.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Epic Enterprise Inc.
Street Address
PO Box 186
Zip Code
(507) 645-6800
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

Jeffrey Bleam: Chair, department of theater and film studies, Saint Cloud State University; Heather Casper: Curator of education, Minnesota Marine Art Museum; David DeGennaro: Managing and creative director, West Bank School of Music; Prachee Mukherjee: Director of assessment, research and evaluation for St. Louis Park Public Schools; Adrienne Sweeney: Associate artistic director and director of external communications, Commonweal Theatre Company

Conflict of Interest Disclosed