FY 2006 Grantees
Arts In Education
Number of grants: 25
Total dollars granted: $108,496
Raney Elementary, Granite Falls
$2,067; Writer Florence
Dacey will lead a creative writing residency on the theme
of pioneer days, focusing on creating an appreciation for
and emphasis on the impact of pioneer days.
Magnet School, Saint Paul
and Tri Sutrisno will conduct a residency in which students
will learn to play the gamelan and to dance traditional Indonesian
dances, culminating in performances for the entire school
Elementary, White Bear Lake
Black will conduct a residency with a focus on quilt making
and three-dimensional fabric design connecting to the theme
"sharing our planet.”
Elementary, Forest Lake
$4,069; Theater artist and storyteller Sean
Brown will conduct a residency focusing on the art of
Acosta will conduct a residency on the creative process
of thinking outside the box; Jan
Elftmann will conduct a residency on ecological awareness
Arts Interdisciplinary Resource School, Crystal
$3,200; Gamelan conductor and composer Joko
Sutrisno will conduct a collaborative residency focused
on creating a shadow puppet performance of student-created
folktales, accompanied by the Gamelan orchestra.
Sibley High School, West Saint Paul
$2,594; Mural artist John
Acosta will conduct a residency on the theme of democracy
in education, helping students to create their own mural project.
J. J. Hill Montessori
Magnet School, Saint Paul
$2,023; Musician Mick
LaBriola will conduct workshops to offer students the
opportunity to learn basic drumming techniques and basic rhythms
from various cultures.
Elementary School, White Bear Lake
McEachron will teach drawing as a language of lines and
shapes, in a residency focusing on Cray-Pas drawings of animal
Elementary, Saint Paul
Mychael Rambo, and Joko
Sutrisno will conduct an all school residency focused
on the theme “multicultural celebrations of light.”
Humanities Magnet School, Saint Paul
$6,109; Writer John
Minczeski will conduct "Artists In Cahoots,"
a poetry residency; musician Gao
Hong will conduct a residency on the music and culture
$4,800; Folkdance artist Robin
Nelson will conduct a residency using folk dancing and
folk songs as a cultural lens to explore early American and
City School, Minneapolis
$3,950; Artist Robin
Nelson will teach songs and dances from different cultures
around the world to students and teachers. The residency will
promote arts integration throughout the curriculum, cultural
studies, and the building of social skills and community.
Immersion School, Saint Louis Park
$7,250; Mask artist Maria
Olofsdotter, tile muralist Susan
Warner, and ethnomusicologist Leo
Lara will offer interdisciplinary residencies with a focus
on Hispanic and Latino folktales to promote further understanding
for the students and the larger community.
Primary Center, Saint Louis Park
$5,066; Visual artist Susan
Warner will lead students in creating individual sculptures
and a school wide cooperative mural.
Youth Center, Plymouth
$2,543; Theater artist T.
Mychael Rambo and dancer/musician Francis
Kofi will conduct a residency centered on the theme: "The
Africa of yesterday and today;" it will include theater,
writing, dance, and drumming.
Wind Middle School, Perham
Long will conduct a residency focused on shared experiences
of children in Northern Minnesota industrial, agricultural,
and tourist communities throughout the generations.
High School, Minneapolis
$3,750; African dancer and drummer Francis
Kofi will conduct a residency focusing on the rhythms
that are traditional in the West Africa community through
the use of the drum, dance, and folktales.
Eye Public Schools, Sleepy Eye
$3,000; Vocal ensemble, InPulse
will conduct a five-day residency focusing on the art of the
$4,000; Muralist Gustavo
Lira will bring together teachers, students, and volunteers
to research, plan, compose, and execute a 1,263 square foot
peace and human rights mural in one of the main common areas
of the school.
Family School, Minneapolis
$3,568; Artist Sara
Dejoras will conduct a residency on the Japanese art of
Taiko drumming for K-8 grade students.
$11,457; Artists Mary
Jo Pauly, Perrin
Hasenstein, and Ross
Sutter will conduct residencies in book arts, theater,
music, and visual art.
Studio Academy, Rochester
$1,974; Photographer Barry
Kleider will conduct a residency focused on visual literacy,
to help students understand the meaning and intent in photography
through created community portraits.
Magnet Elementary, Saint Paul
$10,000; Sowah Mensah
will conduct a year long residency teaching African music
and Languages Magnet, Saint Paul
$3,290; Artist Marcia
McEachron will conduct a residency focused on clay figures
as a method to discover Saint Paul architectural ornamentation.