Opportunity Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,060
Direct expenses
$2,260
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1) Students will actively engage in all aspects of Christian Adeti's residency as appropriate for their academic and cognitive learning levels. 2) Students will learn something new related to history and traditions of West African culture. Outcomes will be evaluated through the following methods: 1) staff and student surveys, 2) observations of student involvement, 3) photo documentation of the week's activities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

With Christian's leadership, students actively engaged in all aspects of the residency and learned new information related to history and traditions of West African culture. Both outcomes were measured via staff survey, student feedback and photo documentation.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jan Bailey, Joan Breslin-Larson, Nicole Lalabi, Gary Lazarz, Chris Peper, Todd Sesker, Robert Stepaniak, Sonny Wasilowski
Project Overview

Opportunity Grant

Project Details

Celebrating West African culture

Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Davis
Organization Name
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
Street Address
400 6th Ave SE
City
Faribault
State
MN
Zip Code
55021
Phone
(507) 384-6725
Email
john.davis@msab.state.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Kjel Alkire: art faculty, Winona State; John Becker: arts business owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: Director of Operations, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

John Becker: arts business owner; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No