Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,767
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The College of Saint Scholastica
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
November 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,767
Other Funds Leveraged
$563
Direct expenses
$5,330
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Short-term outcomes include: 1. At least 75 LPMS students, 40 CSS students, and twenty community members will participate in creating two murals during 2017-2018. 2. At least 85 LPMS and CSS students will demonstrate increased understanding of the techniques involved in creating a mural, and the role of murals in fostering and celebrating community. 3. At least 500 students and community members will attend the community unveiling events in May 2018. In the long term, our Mural Initiative Project will continue increasing access to, and interest in, making art to a wider range of our community as a means of enriching and empowering individuals' experiences and honoring their stories. We will determine outcomes through various avenues. First, all participants will complete brief final surveys including both qualitative and quantitative questions. (Did this project enhance your understanding of mural painting and the role of murals in our community? Please explain. Did the project increase your interest in public art? How/why? Will this experience encourage you to participate in future community art projects?) Teaching Artists and LPMS' Art Specialist will also share observations on learning that occurs and student engagement with the interactive portions. Documentary interviews conducted by a videographer will serve as a third way to assess these outcomes.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details

Lincoln Park Mural Initiative: students, artists, community members co-creating two public murals.

Project Manager
First Name
Amanda
Last Name
Abrahamson
Organization Name
The College of Saint Scholastica
Street Address
1200 Kenwood Ave
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55811-4199
Phone
(218) 723-6734
Email
aabrahamson@css.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Moira Villiard: visual artist and Cultural Program Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Richard Hansen: Executive Director, Duluth Superior Film Festival; David Dobbs: visual artist, Education Coordinator at MacRostie Art Center; Christine Marcotte: writer and community historian, retired socialworker.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No