Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Stevens Elementary
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$2,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this program is to increase the quantity and types of arts learning opportunities for youth.We will know that this project has successfully met the goal of increasing arts learning opportunities by the number of individuals who participate and we intend to measure this as follows: The core group involved will be the fourth grade students and teachers. At the end of the residency, the students will do a written assignment about the building of these instruments and teaching it to others. The first grade students and teachers will benefit from the residency, as will the remainder of the elementary student body who attend the program at the end of the week. The senior resident population at the local Care Center will participate as audience and as learners about the dulcimer. The community will participate as audience (and dancers!) at the end of residency event. This residency will touch a great number of individuals in the Dawson-Boyd community. Estimated students: 250 Estimated adults: 200. Because there is no charge for any of these activities to the participants, the local newspaper and radio willingly promote the events at no charge, so the community is well aware of the work being done with the resident artist.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Each student completed construction of a one string dulcimer. Each student completed making a dancing limberjack. Each student learned to play a minimum of four tunes on their dulcimers. Each student learned to keep a steady beat to live music with their dancing limberjacks. Each student learned five folk dances and were able to do them successfully in a performance situation. Each student was able to demonstrate the two instruments and teach another student or adult how to play on that instrument.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Jon Wager, Bruce Lund, Tony Aafedt, Ann Jenson, Brett Buer, Dan Lee, Dean Solem
Project Overview
Ross Sutter Dulcimer and Limberjack Residency
Project Details
Ross Sutter Dulcimer and Limberjack Residency
Project Manager
First Name
Brad
Last Name
Madsen
Organization Name
Stevens Elementary
Street Address
848 Chestnut St
City
Dawson
State
MN
Zip Code
56232-2224
Phone
(320) 769-4590
Email
bmadsen@dwby.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator for Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, Arts Meander planning committee, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator at Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No