Community Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
The purpose of this community event is to bring four master level Afro-Brazilian cultural arts instructors to Duluth in order to 1) build knowledge, understanding, and sensitivity of the Afro-Brazilian culture through the study of dance, martial art, music, and language within the Duluth community, and 2) equip and empower current local practitioners of these arts in order to advance the movement of Afro-Brazilian cultural arts in the Duluth community. Through this event, we aim to 1) increase the understanding of Afro-Brazilian culture among at least 90% of participants, 2) increase the physical skills among at least 90% of local practitioners. Objective 1) will be assessed through a short survey asking if they found the event educational and if they would return for a future event. Objective 2) will be assessed through instructor evaluation as follows: A) Local students will be evaluated two weeks before the event by the project director according to their ability to perform related skills. If these skills are considered adequate they will be promoted at the batizado for their achievements. B) During the batizado, participants will be evaluated by demonstrating an ability to perform the skills taught to them after each workshop. Local students will be evaluated again two weeks after the event on all above skills.
We were able to teach capoeira to 710 youths at Lincoln Park Middle School. We had direct participation in the weekend section of the event by 15 capoeiristas from three states. 10 students were promoted to their next cord.
Other,local or private
Community Arts Learning Grant
2017 Capoeira Batuque Batizado, this project will be a celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture.
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.
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.