Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,050
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Solway Elementary School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2014
End Date
May 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Hubbard
Clearwater
Itasca
Marshall
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
$3,050
Other Funds Leveraged
$800
Direct expenses
$3,850
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Third grade students will become more creative through the process of daring to be different and thinking outside the box. They will gain theater and performing skills as they experiment with their voices and movements on stage resulting in increased confidence and a greater sense of self. Audience members will benefit through their enjoyment of the play and experience of viewing a sculpture being a created and having it become a permanent piece of public art for the community.Students will verbally reflect on the impact this experience has had on their confidence and their interest in participating in theatrical performances in the future. Their responses will be recorded. Audiences will be asked whether they have an increased interest in attending or possibly performing in a play before and after this performance. An increase in interest in participating in or attending theater performances is projected.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The third graders thoroughly enjoyed learning how to take miscellaneous metal pieces and weld them into one of a kind pieces of art. Their creativity and imagination designed unique welded art pieces that were displayed for our production and one piece (the junkyard dog) was displayed on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk. Many students showed interest in learning more about welding when they are older or asked if they could work alongside Al Belleveau our Artist Resident. Based on the evaluations, students commented that they were eager to perform for a live audience to show off their hard work in memorizing lines and learning the dance that went along with the production. Many students (24 out of 25) were interested in performing in another play, especially if Cate would be the director. Speaking with microphones and in front of an audience was gratifying and a self-confidence boost to a majority of the class.

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 Solway School to hire Cate Belleveau and Al Belleveau to produce a play with third graders for the Solway School Community to enjoy.
Project Manager
First Name
Janelle
Last Name
Saiger
Organization Name
Solway Elementary School
Street Address
502 Minnesota Ave NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 556-0663
Email
jsaiger@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