Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Art Buddies
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
February 2018
End Date
May 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)

During the winter/spring of 2018, we will pair twenty creative mentors one-on-one with twenty children, ages 8-11, during our 8-week after-school program at Riverview Elementary in Saint Paul. Of those participating, more than 80% of children and volunteers will report an overall positive experience, with the desire to participate again. To measure the outcomes of Art Buddies, we will have all children and volunteers complete a written evaluation at the end. We will also closely monitor the interaction between children and their mentors, and keep track of program enrollment and attendance.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Art Buddies at Riverview (Winter/Spring 2018)

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Art Buddies
Street Address
110 5th St N 10th Floor
Zip Code
(612) 334-6004
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