Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Lac qui Parle Valley School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
March 2018
End Date
May 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)

The main goal of this project is to overcome the barrier of poverty to arts access. In addition, it will also provide students an opportunity to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of art forms and expressions in their new home culture, as well as other cultures around the world. We include as many opportunities as we can fit into a weekend in order to keep the focus on the arts experience, and will be supporting several well-established arts organizations. Students will complete a group project about the arts they explore, to be presented to the school and community. This will be presented at a community meeting and can be included as part of our final report to SMAC. They will receive credit for this to be accountable for the process. The students are English Language Learners at various levels. The questions on the worksheet reflect this. They will also be asked to reflect on the impact of the trip on their impressions of art, and accompanying adults will be asked to reflect on what they learned on this trip, as well.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts in the Schools

Project Details

EL Art and Culture Field Trip.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lac qui Parle Valley School
Street Address
2860 291st Ave
Zip Code
(320) 752-4800
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, 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; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; 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; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Deb Ahmann: literature, theatre, education; Mary Kay Frisvold: music; Denise Hepola: music, education; Jan Loft: education; Janet Olney: visual art, SMAC Board; Emily Petersen: visual art, education, SMAC Board; John White: visual art, writing, SMAC Board.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

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