Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 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)

The artistic goals of In Focus are to: (1) Expand the access to art for underprivileged youths of color, (2) Leverage the talents of community artists for social betterment, and (3) Develop artistic interest for at-risk youths. Our program will be successful, if we reach the following outcomes per session: Recruit, train and mentor 15+ at-risk, low-income students of color from 6th ű 8th grades; Employ and compensate a minimum of two community artists to facilitate the program; Create at least one youth-led digital media art project, for community engagement and education; and Provide at least two community/school presentations or outlets for their work and engagement activities. The DIAL will collect participant and audience feedback, and will evaluate In Focus through Summative Evaluation to assess overall effectiveness and achievements and Outcome Evaluation to measure the impact of the project. The evaluations will address criteria such as artistic, experiential, developmental, as well as others, to ensure that we are meeting our stated goals for the program and participants.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

In Focus: Digital Media Arts and Youth Leadership Program

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Street Address
1930 Glenwood Ave
Zip Code
(612) 367-6289
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

Christian Novak: Fundraising, Audience Development, Marketing; Chuayi Thao: Organizational Development, Youth Programming, Education; Jennie Kim: General Administration, Audience Development, Marketing, Education; Jenny Keight: Education; Volunteerism; Community Education; Kathryne Fisher: Education, Community Education, Artistic; Leila Awadallah: Artistic, Community Education; Zhen Zou: Education, General Management, Administration, Artistic.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Kathy Mouacheupao (651) 523-6390