Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,090
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Kittson Central School District
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kittson
Kittson
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,090
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,705
Direct expenses
$11,795
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The quality, type, and number of arts opportunities for audiences increases through this performing arts experience for community members in the Stephen regional area. Real or perceived barriers to arts education are identified and addressed through 50 elementary and middle school aged children receiving high quality arts experiences over one week in the summer. Evaluation will occur through a participant and audience questionnaire, a follow-up meeting with project planners, and participant and audience count.

Measurable Outcome(s)

52 kids came to Camp Art this summer. Very few, if any of them, would have had an art experience this summer without this camp. Many of them generated ideas for artists or genres for next year's camp. Of the 52 children who came to Camp Art this year, 34 gave the camp the highest mark, a 5. 13 kids gave it a 4. 3 kids, a 3. 1 child gave it a 2 and 1 child a 1. One parent said, I think Camp Art is awesome for the kids! I hope it's something that will continue for a long time.

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
Summer art camp for elementary/middle school students.
Project Manager
First Name
Shannon
Last Name
Christenson
Organization Name
Kittson Central Public Schools
Street Address
444 Ash St N
City
Hallock
State
MN
Zip Code
56728-0670
Phone
(218) 843-3682
Email
schristenson@kittson.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Bill Kirkeby: band instructor; Bruce Reeves: college professor, arts advocate; Charles Erickson: librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Deanna Swendseid: performing arts volunteer; Elizabeth Rockstad: visual artist; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; Jennifer Bakken-Brees: videographer; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Bill Kirkeby: band instructor; Bruce Reeves: college professor, arts advocate; Charles Erickson: librarian; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No