Minnesota's Legacy

Partners in Arts Participation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,100
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Ecumen Scenic Shores Assisted Living
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2012
End Date
March 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lake
Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,100
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,000
Direct expenses
$5,100
Administration costs
$1,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Partnerships are developed between social service organizations and arts organizations to better serve underserved communities. Social or human service organizations use arts to help achieve their service goals. Perceived or real barriers to participation are addressed. More Minnesotans are able to participate in the arts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

50% of target population did attend one or more of the drum circles, despite the flu epidemic. Participants said thank you numerous times; most or all noted feeling good or better at end of each circle, articulated an increased sense of togetherness and community after circles, wanted to stay and talk together after circles, began to gather before circles. Evaluation methods included asking each part. How they felt at end of each circle, having them notice how they felt during the circle, doing the same physical warm-up at beginning and end of circle so parts could notice physical differences, Rachel meeting with activities director after most circles to discuss individual responses and best approaches to connect with attendees, noting memory care benefits. A final circle group open to family, friends and staff of Ecumen to have community know what we'd been up to. During the series of circles, employees would stop, smile, and dance along with us a bit as they passed our circle. We have already applied for funding to continue the circles next year with Rachel. Blaine Gamst, Executive Director of Ecumen Scenic Shores in interested in increasing the circle participation to include Health Care residents and employees. 2: Our goals going into this project were to have at least 50% of our population involved in circles over the residency, to find noticeable improvements in the feeling of community and teamwork in our building, and to see an improvement in residents who are challenged with memory issues. As noted above, the feelings of community extended beyond the circle and into our employees. Rachel and Michelle noted many instances of memory care patients being more with it after circles, tracking on conversations better or engaging with others, and improving their moods, with greater ability to communicate and remember among dementia folks during and after the circles. We also noted participants using the drumming percussion discussion to work out feelings around loss and life changes. Even though some weren't excited to go before circles, after the circle everyone's mood seemed better. The artistic goals of ensemble fit well with our goal of community building.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Chair-Robert (Bob) E. Karrick, Vice Chair-Robert (Bob) H. Hoffman, Secretary-Rev. Kristine (Kris) Linner, Treasurer-Gail M. Olson, with Board members Ann Barkelew, Debbie Cervenka, Bobbi Cordano, Lisa Deverell, Keith J. Halleland, Olivia Mastry, Dick Olson, John Petraborg, Anne Simpson, Darrell Tukua, and Lynn Anderson (Immediate Past Chair).
Project Overview
Partners in Arts Participation
Project Details
Ecumen in partnership with Rachel Nelson will provide 20 weekly drum circle/musical activity classes for memory care residents culminating in musical drumming performances for family and friends at March Wellness Weekend Retreat.
Project Manager
First Name
Alexandra
Last Name
Hiniker
Organization Name
Ecumen Scenic Shores Assisted Living
Street Address
3530 Lexington Ave N
City
Shoreview
State
MN
Zip Code
55126
Phone
(651) 766-4358
Email
alexhiniker@ecumen.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No