Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Montevideo Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
January 2019
End Date
March 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Arts in the Schools

Project Details

Montevideo Trip to the Guthrie.

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, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; 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, education; Mary Kay Frisvold: music; Lisa Hill: music, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board; Candace Joens: music, theater; Joyce Meyer: visual art, education, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board; Dana Miller: literature, education; Anne O’Keefe-Jackson: visual art, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

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

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

My goal for organizing this opportunity is to ensure that every student from Montevideo High School has had at least one high quality, entertaining, professional live theater experience before graduating, with hopes of creating theater lovers and future audiences for theater in our state. AP English: Students will write personal responses evaluating the experience, relating the experience to their initial visions of the play and its themes. They will also write AP style essays in preparation for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Exam in May at a passable level. English 12: Students will use information from the experience to add to their "genre and convention" worksheets (Shakespearean Comedy"). 1) Students will see professional theater, many for the first time. In the evaluation survey, I will collect data on the number of students who see professional theater for the first time, the number of students who would attend a theater event in the future, etc., and I will solicit personal reviews to include in the community involvement piece. 2) I will hold informal conversations with students on the bus ride home, in school the next day, and thereafter to elicit personal responses to having seen professional theater and encourage them to become lifelong theater attendees. Further, I will encourage my colleagues to ask the seniors about their field trip experience (in classes other than English).

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Montevideo Public Schools
Street Address
1501 William Ave
Zip Code
(320) 269-6446
Administered By
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540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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114 3rd Street North, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

800-622-5284 or 507-537-1471
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