Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Archie and Phebe Mae Givens Foundation AKA The Givens Foundation for African American Literature
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
January 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

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

Four Literary Teaching Artists will work with four teachers and at least 80 students in each of the two selected schools. At least 80% of students will indicate that they improved their ability to read and to write responsively and to express themselves in a confident manner. Pre and post-surveys of students will be used to measure change in behaviors related to having been exposed to African American literature and cross-cultural educational techniques. Teaching Artist, Site Teacher and Administrators, and audience feedback will be solicited as well.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

K-12 Literary Arts Learning Residencies

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Milligan, Jr.
Organization Name
The Archie and Phebe Mae Givens Foundation AKA The Givens Foundation for African American Literature
Street Address
5775 Wayzata Blvd Ste 700
St Louis Park
Zip Code
(612) 272-8491
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Marisol Chiclana-Ayala: Artist, Board Chair El Arco Iris; Tricia Heuring: Public Functionary Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Vice President for Advancement; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Osman Mohamed Ali: Somali Museum of MN Founder and Executive Director; See More Perspective: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach St. Croix Executive Director; Djenane Saint Juste: Afoutayi Dance Company Founder; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Community Education Adult and Youth Programs Coordinator; Lynne Bertalmio: Retired Director Stillwater Public Library; Wendy Lane: Retired Human Resources Consultant; Donna Saul Millen: TPT-Twin Cities PBS Events Director; Sara Wilson: Gislason and Hunter, LLP Attorney.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Darrius Strong: Artistic, Community Education, Education; Divya Karan: Community Service, Development, Education, Organizational Development; Jacqueline Stahlmann: Community Education, Education, General Administration; Joshua Feist: General Administration, Community Education, Organizational Development; Karen Mary Davalos: Artistic, Community Education, Youth Programming; Mara Miller: Education, Audience Development, Marketing, Artistic.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed