Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Schoolcraft Learning Community
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
May 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will learn about the tools and techniques of graphic design and photography. They will understand the artistic effect they have on their community as young people. The community will benefit from the project by exposure to visually appealing, authentic youth art with an important message. Success will be evaluated through recorded observations of student engagement. Interviews with students will be conducted following the completion of the project. Community impact will be evaluated through recorded visits to an associated website through use of a QR code placed on the kiosk panels.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Student engagement was evidenced in observations throughout the process. We decided to use Facebook and our web site to gauge community impact and used QR codes to also help promote and garner feedback on the event. We also spoke to families and student artists at the exhibition, including video of parents and students interacting with the art, and had student interviews to find out how much students learned and what impact they thought they had on the community at large.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Stacy Bender-Fayette, Megan Crownholm, Dacia Dauner, Sara Dreyer, Tim Goodwin, Erica Harmsen, Mark Morrissey, Hilary Phukan, Scott Anderson
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist students at Schoolcraft Learning Community to work with Design Angler, Inc. and the City of Bemidji to explore, graphically design and create public photographic displays on 7 downtown kiosks to educate the public about human-powered tra
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Schoolcraft Learning Community
Street Address
PO Box 1685
Zip Code
(218) 586-3284
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts appreciator, arts advocate; Justin Holley: Literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, theatrical artist; Joseph Allen: Art professor, photographer, traditional native crafts artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Linda Kaul: Craft artist, theatrical artist, folk dancer; Jill Johnson: Literary artist, musician; Sandra Roman: Arts educator, visual artist, literary artist; Mary Boomgaarden: Photographer, film artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual artist, photographer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Jill Johnson: Literary Artist, Musician; Sandra Roman: Arts Educator, Visual Artist, Literary Artist; Malotte Backer: Potter, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Nancy Brown-Colligan: Theatrical Artist, Choreographer; Delina White: Bead Artist, Regalia Artist, Dancer, Musician.