Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,930
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Kittson Central Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
July 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kittson
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,930
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,005
Direct expenses
$11,935
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Real or perceived barriers to arts participation/access are addressed through Camp Art bringing a high quality art experience to 70 students in our rural area in the summer. Evaluation will occur through an audience and participant questionnaire, personal observation of activities, attendance numbers, and interviews.

Measurable Outcome(s)

95% of the children that are enrolled in Camp Art have never attended an art class taught by an artist outside of this activity. It is too time consuming and expensive for most families to drive kids to the closest art camp which runs for 5 days in Grand Forks. For many campers this is also their only exposure to the art forms that are taught during Camp Art. The camper each filled out a questionnaire rating Camp Art. Each family that attends the Art show fills out a questionnaire asking questions about scheduling, cost, and success of their child's experience at Camp Art. Every year that we have held Camp Art, I re-evaluate if running the camp is worth the amount of time that is spent getting it ready for the kids on the first day and running it. Every year I come back to the same conclusion. There is no way that I can not do this for the kids of the area! It is so much fun to see their questionnaires come back to me full of exclamation points! Both parents and kids will tell me that Camp Art is often the highlight of the summer. Every summer kids are exposed to more art, more ideas, more interesting people with interesting view point and every summer they surprise me when their love of art grows deeper still. How do you measure that? In hugs? In thank yous? In tears from parents when they see their child succeed or become a leader? In artists praise of a community that values its kids and kids who value art? The website designer/ graphic designer/photographer that works for Camp Art recorded the number of visits the site received. There were 812 page views by 118 different individuals. An amazing amount of exposure for the program on so many fronts! Here is web site address: http://campart2015.weebly.com

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Matthew Kuznia, Eric Ristad, Mark Johnson, Mike Sugden, Katie Langen, Crisa Mortenson, Richard Mortenson
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
Camp Art
Project Manager
First Name
Shannon
Last Name
Christenson
Organization Name
Kittson Central Public Schools
Street Address
444 Ash St N
City
Hallock
State
MN
Phone
(218) 843-3682
Email
schristenson@kittson.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Charles Erickson: librarian, theater artist; Bruce Reeves: university professor, arts advocate, visual artist;  Faye Auchenpaugh: musician, arts advocate; Aliza Novacek-Olson: textile artist, college professor; Deanna Swendseid: performing arts volunteer; Eryn Killough: jewelry artist;  Connie Nelson: theater artist; Barb Geer: theatrical director, actor, musician, textile artist; Kay Rosengren: retired visual art school teacher, visual artist, actor; Angie Peterson: librarian, arts advocate; Jennifer Bakken-Brees: computer tech instructor, videographer; Mary Ann Laxen: visual artist, photographer; Evonne Broten: writer, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Charles Erickson: librarian, theater artist; Bruce Reeves: university professor, arts advocate, visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician, arts advocate; Aliza Novacek-Olson: textile artist, college professor; Eryn Killough: jewelry artist; Connie Nelson: theater artist; Kay Rosengren: retired visual art school teacher, visual artist, actor; Mary Ann Laxen: visual artist, photographer.