Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,805
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Middle School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
October 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,805
Other Funds Leveraged
$701
Direct expenses
$3,506
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will produce at least three journal entries demonstrating growth in their writing through the application of skills learned, teachers will gain skill in teaching historical fiction writing, students will express knowledge of the artistic skills Mr. Durbin has taught them and they will apply this artist’s literary writing strategies throughout the year.Students and teachers will use a 1-3 point scale rubric to note writing skills growth and awareness through comparing pre and post journal entries. Parents and guardians will be asked to assess the impact their student’s involvement in this activity has had on their student.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our target population of over 300 6th graduate student writers were positively impacted by Mr. Durbin’s visit. A rubric was used to compare pre and post activity writing. Input was also gathered regarding satisfaction during learning through survey monkey. Observations and comments on the day’s activities were positive. During the community event we had a snowstorm so attendance was down. The event changed into a fabulous discussion of Durbin’s writing process as an adult writing for middle level readers and was valuable for all those that attended.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Melissa Bahr, Bill Faver, Carol Johnson, Jeff Haak, John Pugleasa, Ann Long-Voelkner
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji Middle School 6th grade to write historically accurate creative writing in journal format with the inspiration and guidance of William Durbin and his historical fiction book “Blackwater Ben,” a late 1800’s account of Minnesota at
Project Manager
First Name
Stephen
Last Name
Pfleger
Organization Name
Bemidji Middle School
Street Address
502 Minnesota Ave
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 333-3215x 7201
Email
stephen_pfleger@bemidji.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No