Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Drama Interaction
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2018
End Date
September 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)

24 Individuals with special needs will experience the Performing Arts while participating in a twelve week program held at their facilities. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in a performance for family, friends, peers and staff members. 70% of those enrolled will be participating in the performing arts for the first time. Others will be returning to our program to continue learning about theater, dance and creativity. 90% of the students expressed that after completion of their last program were more comfortable trying new things, worked better as a team and felt more creative. Prior to the start of our program teachers will meet with the staff of Chrestomathy in Burnsville and Eden Prairie to learn more about the needs of the participants enrolled. A staff member from Chrestomathy will observe our weekly program and will evaluate that day's class. Adjustments will be discussed for learning styles and content of materials given. Ongoing dialogue with students by teaching artists will take place on an ongoing basis to evaluate the comprehension of our program. What they especially enjoy, what is more challenging for them, etc. Post-performance surveys will be sent out to evaluate the program and performance. This will be given to family, friends and all who attend. Each location will have approximately 120-140 people attend their final presentation. Teaching Artists will discuss needed adaptations after each class and document how we will make those changes. Surveys at the conclusion of our twelve week program will be required.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Drama Interaction Intro to Creativity

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Drama Interaction
Street Address
6352 Josephine Ave
Zip Code
(952) 220-1676
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

Amina Beres: Artistic, Organizational Development, Youth Programming; Audra Robbins: Youth Programming, Organizational Development, Community Education; Carla Steen: Artistic, Audience Development, Marketing; Hilary Smith: Fundraising, Artistic, Volunteerism; Olivia Levins Holden: Artistic, Education; Reynaldo Lara: Artistic, Youth Programming, General Administration; Scott Mikesh: Audience Development, Marketing, Organizational Development, Computer Systems, Web Design; Stephani Atkins: Youth Programming, Volunteerism, Artistic; Tia-Simone Gardner: Artistic, Youth Programming, Community Service, Development.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed