Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Highland Friendship Club
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
August 2019
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

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

90% of arts learners will identify at least one skill they improved because of the interdisciplinary arts learning experience. Learners' self-assessments will be recorded using methods developed by Improve Group, refined by HFC and matched to the learner: video or written based on literacy/verbal ability.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Highland Friendship Club will partner with Upstream Arts, Cow Tipping Press, and Mike Nichols Video for theater, writing, and video workshops for adults with disabilities, ending in original student work presented in a video screening, reading, and theater piece.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Highland Friendship Club
Street Address
161 St Anthony Ave, Ste 944
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 698-4096
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, 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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; 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

Susan Berdahl: Marketing and grant writing contractor; Karen Charles: Founder, artistic/executive director, Threads Dance Project; Nolita Christensen: Community and nonprofit management consultant; woodworker; Alexander Legeros: Development officer, Museum of Russian Art; bassoonist; Kathleen Ray: Published playwright and founder of Playing On Purpose Productions; Therese Vogel: Community education director, Ulen-Hitterdal Public Schools; executive director, Top Hat Theatre; Sydney Willcox: Painting and ceramics teacher, Como Park Senior High School

Conflict of Interest Disclosed