Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Dawson-Boyd Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
March 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This residency will address the following goal: Supporting high-quality, age-appropriate arts education for residents of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts. Project Goals: Students will build their own one stringed dulcimer and lumberjack by following step-by-step directions. Students will be able to play a variety of songs solo and with a group in a performance on their dulcimer. Students will be able to explain how pitch changes with the length of the dulcimer string. Students will be able to keep rhythm and beat with their lumberjack dancing. Students will learn different Scandinavian dances and perform them. Students will be teachers as well as learners as they introduce their instruments to first graders, parents, and Senior Care Center residents. Students will each complete "How to Build a Dulcimer" - a set of instructions for building a dulcimer. Students will perform as a group and in small groups at the end of residency performance to demonstrate their mastery of the instruments and the dances. Students will journal about the constructing of both instruments and the experience of teaching first graders and seniors about the dulcimer. The residency will also include time to evaluate with the teachers and the artist.

Project Overview

Arts in the Schools

Project Details

Ross Sutter Folk Music Residency.

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; 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, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member 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 SMSU; 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, dance teacher; Dana Conroy: producer, filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Mary Kay Frisvold: Music; Tamara Isfeld: Visual Art, Education; Candace Joens: Music, Theatre; Cindy Demers: Visual, Education; Brett Lehman: SMAC Board; Joyce Meyer: SMAC Board; David KelseyBassett: SMAC Board.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

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