Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,767
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Avalon Educational Institute
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2017
End Date
December 2017
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
$5,633
Direct expenses
$10,400
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details

2017 Capoeira Batuque Batizado, this project will be a celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture.

Project Manager
First Name
Justin
Last Name
Markus
Organization Name
Avalon Educational Institute
Street Address
404 Superior St W
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55805
Phone
(218) 310-0946
Email
silversurfcapo@gmail.com
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