Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Legacy Grant: School Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,100
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lancaster Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2016
End Date
April 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
$2,100
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,400
Direct expenses
$3,500
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Real or perceived barriers to arts participation are identified and addressed through students expressing a greater appreciation of cultural differences and being able to see how art can influence the human condition. Evaluation will occur through an audience questionnaire; interviews; and audience, artist, and youth count.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In visiting with those in attendance they felt that Bob Upgren provided them with a direction to their lives on how to choose and reach attainable goals. In addition they were amazed and entertained with his artist talent. The number of people affected is a guess, but in my opinion at least 50% of the 190 students and teachers in attendance were positively influenced.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
George Hanson, Scott Nelson, Matt Nordin, Brian Weleski, James Diamond, Chris Jerome
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant: School Residency
Project Details
Bob Upgren will address the 7-12 student bodies of both Lancaster and Kittson Central High Schools regarding lessons in life and at the same produce a chalk drawing of the history and background of Kittson County and the state of Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Steve
Last Name
Swiontek
Organization Name
Lancaster Public Schools
Street Address
401 Central Ave S
City
Lancaster
State
MN
Zip Code
56735
Phone
(218) 762-5400
Email
sswiontek@lancaster.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
Bruce Reeves: college professor, arts advocate; Charles Erickson: librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Elizabeth Rockstad: visual artist; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No