Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Dawson-Boyd Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
December 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

These residencies will achieve the goal of supporting high-quality, age-appropriate arts education for residents of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts. Grade 6: Students will work collaboratively to convey a unifying theme in our Minnesota History mural collage installed in a school hallway by brainstorming, planning, researching and gathering imagery and texts that reflect the theme. Grade 5 - Students will learn about and create public art - mosaic tiling for the school playground. Students will learn new vocabulary for mosaic tiling through the use of tools and collaborate with community members to add an art installation for the public on the school playground. Grade 4 - Students will use the science of sound and math to build a one-string dulcimer and a limberjack. They will learn to play the dulcimer, both as a solo and in a group and learn several folk dances and songs. From these three artist residency projects, we expect that our students will be exposed to new art forms, learn new ways to approach the creation of artwork, work collaboratively with each other and with community members to understand the impact of the visual and performing arts. Grade 6 - Students will assess work of final mural through writing and class critiques about the work. Grade 5 - Students will document the process of creating and installing mosaic tiles by writing reflective paragraphs and by preparing an article for the local newspaper. Grade 4 - Students will complete a set of instructions on the building of two folk instruments. They will perform on each instrument and share their new skills with younger students and with senior residents. They will journal on the experience of building these instruments.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Grade 6: With the guidance of teaching artist and classroom students, the students worked collaboratively to convey a unifying theme in their "Minnesota History" mural collage & it was installed in a school hallway. Through brainstorming, planning, researching and gathering imagery and texts related to their team's portion of the mural, the students created a large scale map collage. Grade 5: Students learned about public art and mosaic skills - and then created mosaic stepping stones for the school district's outdoor classroom. Students learned new vocabulary for mosaic tiling, learned how to use glass cutting tools and will eventually collaborate with community members for an art installation in the next school year. Grade 4 - Students used the science of sound and math to build a one-string dulcimer and a limberjack. They learned to play the dulcimer, both as a solo and in a group and learn several folk dances and songs.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jon Wager, Bruce Lund, Ann Jenson, Dan Lee, Dean Solem, Tony Aafedt, Brett Buer
Project Overview

Arts in the Schools

Project Details

Armington-Krocak-Sutter artist residencies

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Dawson-Boyd Public Schools
Street Address
848 Chestnut St
Zip Code
(320) 769-2955x 246
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former high school English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice and dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Ellen Copperud: writing, education; Cindy Demers: visual art, education, Joyce Meyer: visual art, education, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Saara Raappana: writing; Kari Weber: visual art, education; Tom Wirt: visual art, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471