Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Marshall Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

Three of the project's goals are: 1) Supporting artists and arts organizations in creating, producing and presenting high-quality arts activities. 2) Supporting high-quality, age-appropriate arts education for residents of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts. 3) Instilling the arts into the community and public in our region. One way to show goal achievement is the product itself; students will have the opportunity to create a motionpoem and share it with others. Another way to show goal achievement will be a survey which students will complete before and after the residency.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Approximately 50 films were made. 2. 50% of students indicated they like poetry better than they did before the project. 3. 51% of students report that they now know at least one poem they like and can connect to (up from 18% in the pre-survey). 4. 42% of students now feel that poetry is important and connects them to others. 5. 70% of students reported they feel confident they can make a short film and share with others.

Recipient Board Members
Jeff Chapman, Matt Coleman, Bill Mulson, Karen VanKeulen, Aaron Ziemer, Bill Swope
Project Overview

Arts in the Schools

Project Details

Motionpoems in the Middle School

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Marshall Public Schools
Street Address
401 Saratoga St S
Zip Code
(507) 829-1862
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; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, South Dakota Arts Educators Association, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate Director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; 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; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Mary Kay Frisvold: music; Cheryl Jeska: Music, education; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board, human resources director, bead and quill work; Kelly Pochardt: Visual art, education; John Sterner: Visual art, education; John White: Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board, writer, photographer, retired journalist.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

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