CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued
As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.
CMSM will build upon the work that began with its 2015-16 appropriation by (1) Remediation and further development of exhibit areas that promote Arts & Cultural Heritage (ACH) learning (2) Expanding ACH learning opportunities for new audiences at off-site locations; (3) Engaging an outside Evaluation Consultant to help plan/implement strategies that meaningfully assess ACH learning outcomes and impacts; (4) Boosting the Museum’s capacity to serve more school/early learning groups.
Koom Siab United Hearts--a year-round Pan-Asian dance learning project--provides diverse Asian dance classes to disadvantaged Asian American youth to acquire knowledge/skills, and participate at Koom Siab Pan Asian dance performance.
Moving Matters is a dance and moving arts project that will bring quality dance experience to adults with mental illness and mental health workers. The project will be used as a healing art that will enhance recovery and stimulate healthy partnerships between workers and clients, as well as be a new medium to raise community awareness about mental illness.
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus proposes to engage nine artists to present high quality residencies for all students and professional development for arts specialists. Detailed planning, arts integration, and response protocols are key elements of the plan.
This project increases access to high quality arts residencies for all Linwood/Monroe K-8 students, supports staff, and artists in developing new skills in planning arts integration residencies, and embeds collaborative response protocols into more areas of our work with students.
Saint Paul Public Schools will increase access to arts learning for underserved African American and other students by establishing two artist residencies in Maxfield Magnet Elementary School that include culturally relevant arts learning experiences for 240 students, community/family events, and teacher/artist professional development.
Park Square's Theatre Ambassadors Program is a nine-month program to strengthen the skills and leadership of twenty teens through artist-led workshops, performances, and service projects that serve an additional 500 community members.
The Saint Paul Community Youth Arts Project will dramatically increase Saint Paul Parks and Recreations ability to use its many community spaces to engage Saint Paul at-risk youth in grades K-12 in high-quality arts learning opportunities during out-of-school time hours.
Students of three distinct Saint Paul school communities housed in one building will come together to create and perform music, theater, visual art, and writing in Jazz at Rondo. Standards-based arts learning will foster development of individual and collective voice.