Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2018
End Date
July 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)

Outcomes for this project include: 1) participants will believe they have reached a stronger sense of agency in themselves; 2) participants will have made new, meaningful connections with fellow participants and teaching artists; 3) participants will have grown as musicians, in terms of how well they play and what they learned across musical genres. These outcomes will be measured using satisfaction scores through a year-end survey, as well as interim and year-end conversations with program staff. The program will be evaluated using outcomes-focused year-end survey and a series of conversations. We will also have multiple points for participants to demonstrate their work through performance and recording sessions, which will help us measure the growth of the participants.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Experience Jazz - A Music Maker Lab

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education
Street Address
PO Box 4453
St Paul
Zip Code
(612) 232-3595
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; 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; 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; Alejandra Iannone: Sparkle Theatricals Creative Co-Director; Deanna StandingCloud: Tiwahe Foundation Program and Community Network Director; Adaobi Okolue: Twin Cities Media Alliance Executive Director; Wu Chen Khoo: Technical Tools of the Trade: Stage Technical Designer and Director.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Heather Barringer: Artistic, General Management, Administration, Finance, Audit; Kathryn Ross: Fundraising, Organizational Development, Community Service, Development; Lann Briel: Audience Development, Marketing, Organizational Development, Computer Systems, Web Design; Levi Weinhagen: Artistic, Audience Development, Marketing, Youth Programming; Michelle Chang: Community Service, Development, Organizational Development, Education; Ni'Kol Imani Dowls: Artistic, Finance, General Administration; Rachel Yang: Youth Programming, Education, Audience Development, Marketing; Rob Thomas: Artistic, Fundraising, Organizational Development; Val Lockhart: Audience Development, Marketing, Computer Systems, Web Design, General Administration.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed