Minnesota's Legacy

School Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
March 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wadena
Wadena
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$850
Direct expenses
$2,350
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

100% of 1st grade students will participate in daily 1 hour sessions with the artist during the 5 day residency, learning creative movement and expression. 100% of 1st grade students will create a written journal that will record in words and pictures the skills they are learning. 100% of 1st grade students will perform in a clowning skit for an audience of Kindergarten students and parents/grandparents. The outcomes listed above will be evaluated by teacher and artist observations of the students. Students will self-assess their progress by communicating both orally and in written form the new skills they are learning. The final evaluation of the project will be the Friday performance for an audience. The positive reaction of the audience to the skits will be a measure of the students successfully learning the target skills of creative movement and expression.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful arts education project. Majority of students showed an increase in artistic awareness, skill, and understanding.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ann Pate, Stephan Techam, Wayne Perkins, Peter Hayes, Kent Schmidt, John Moenkedick
Project Overview
School Arts Project
Project Details
1st Grade Clowning Residency
Project Manager
First Name
Louis
Last Name
Rutten
Organization Name
Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School
Street Address
215 Colfax Ave SW
City
Wadena
State
MN
Zip Code
56482
Phone
(218) 632-2400
Email
lrutten@wdc2155.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Sue Johnson: retired music teacher and arts activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and artistic community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mary Kroll: Arts activist and evaluation professional; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Cathy Hartle: retired community development professional and arts advocate; Kayleen Horsma: practicing visual artist and arts supporter; Michael Sander: Former professional theater critic and theater activist; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 years experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Sue Johnson: retired music teacher and arts activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and artistic community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mary Kroll: Arts activist and evaluation professional; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Cathy Hartle: retired community development professional and arts advocate; Kayleen Horsma: practicing visual artist and arts supporter; Michael Sander: Former professional theater critic and theater activist; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 years experience in arts administration.