The Circle of Life is a two-year project involving all facets of the community in lifelong learning through music, theater, movement, and puppetry, working with Ghaian dancer/drummer Francis Kofi, and artists Esther Ouray and Julie Kastigar.
A Center for the Arts continues their tour across Minnesota with one program from last year―Ann Reed's Heroes, and two new tour programs―Songs from the Tall Grass, which we produced in 2007 and Chamber Music.
The Otter Tail-Wadena Community Action Council will partner with the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center to bring 200 underserved adults into participation in the arts in Wadena and Otter Tail Counties of Minnesota.
The Healing Through the Arts Initiative will inspire creative methods of coping with illness by removing barriers and increasing opportunities for people with cancer to participate in the arts by attending events at A Center for the Arts, by bringing artists from A Center for the Arts to the Lake Region Healthcare Cancer Care and Research Center, and by developing arts activities that patients can participate in while receiving chemotherapy treatment.
This new initiative aims to increase student achievement in and through the arts in nine west-central Minnesota schools. With the ultimate goal of positively impacting the learning of more than 1,500 students this year in the Lakes Country region, 40 teachers in the arts and in other content areas are engaged in professional development, curriculum development, and assessment literacy, leading to the development and implementation of arts-integrated lessons and units tied to the Minnesota Academic Standards.
Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.