Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
Short-term outcomes include: 1. At least 100 North Shore Community School students, 40 College of Saint Scholastica students, and ten community members will participate in creating a mural during 2018-2019. 2. At least 60 North Shore Community School students and 40 College of Saint Scholastica students will work on the project from beginning to end, and will demonstrate increased understanding of the techniques involved in creating a mural, and the role of murals in fostering and celebrating community. 3. At least 300 students and community members will attend the community unveiling events in April 2019. We will determine outcomes through various avenues. First, all participants will complete brief surveys at the beginning, middle, and end including both qualitative and quantitative questions to measure growth. Teaching Artists and North Shore Community School Art Teacher will also share observations on learning that occurs and student engagement with the interactive portions. Documentary interviews conducted by a videographer will serve as a third way to assess these outcomes.
Arts Learning Grant
North Shore Community School Mural Initiative: students and artists co-create a mural.
Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Emily Swanson: arts administrator at Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate.
Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Amy Varsek: Education Director, Duluth Art Institute; Kendra Carlson: writing and theater instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth; David Marty: former director of the Reif Performing Arts Center, Grand Rapids.