Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Valley Friendship Club
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2018
End Date
August 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)

Outcomes we will be measuring include member participation we hope to fill at 100% though will consider a 80% successful. With the public performance we hope to have at least 100 in the audience. We also will be looking at how social skills have been improved. We will evaluate the success of this project in the following ways; 1. Program filled to at least 80% capacity, Audience attendance, and Participant evaluation though a brief survey asking if/how their isolation has been reduced or/and friendships developed. We will also gather this information from parents/guardians and volunteers.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

The Art of Me 2018

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Valley Friendship Club
Street Address
2300 Orleans St W
Zip Code
(651) 491-6486
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