Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,356
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
CHOICE, Unlimited
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 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
$3,356
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,064
Direct expenses
$4,420
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will provide an opportunity for adults with disabilities to engage in artistic endeavors, cultivating skills and recognizing talent. The proposed project will achieve both an acquisition of skill in the medium of short film, while increasing opportunities that are accessible to artists with disabilities. This project will open avenues for self-discovery and self-confidence, creating tools that will encourage participation in an inclusive community. Students may gain an opportunity to identify as artists and embrace how that can impact day to day self-esteem, self-reliance and pride in vocational, social and interpersonal realms are also overreaching goals. Success will be determined by if set goals were met and what challenges were encountered. In addition, evaluation tools will include surveys to be distributed to arts learners prior to and following the session to assess what goals were met and what skills and information were learned. Open group discussions and one-on-one meetings with arts learners and their support team will assess achievement. Success will also be determined by the numbers of participants that are interested in and attended classes, as well as the number of community members that attend the showing of the final project film.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details

CHOICE, unlimited ARTS Program Film Class. The class will introduce the art of video/ short film.

Project Manager
First Name
Kristie
Last Name
Buchman
Organization Name
CHOICE, Unlimited
Street Address
1829 E Superior St
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55812-2044
Phone
(218) 724-5869x 201
Email
kBuchman@choiceunlimited.org
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