FY 2007 Grantees
Arts In Education
Number of grants: 22
Total dollars granted: $115,269
Capitol Hill Magnet School, St. Paul
$3,658; Joko and Tri Sutrisno
will conduct a residency on Indonesian Gamelan music, Kecak dance, and Wayang Kulit puppetry/storytelling.
This year’s residency will be integrated into curricular content in writing, reading, science and global studies.
Centerpoint Elementary, White Bear Lake
$5,053; Dancer Terrence Smith
will conduct a residency on the school theme “Where We Are in Place and Time” focusing on contributions of cultures to dance.
Harriet Bishop Elementary, Savage
$4,204; Artist Perrin Boyd
will conduct a residency focused on the art of physical expression. Residency will expose students to the importance
of theater and circus as to culture and how a lifestyle influences theater.
J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School, St. Paul
$2,900; Margo McCreary
will conduct a puppetry residency that will blend storytelling with the art of bringing a handcrafted puppet to life.
Peter Hobart Primary Center, St. Louis Park
$5,045; Puppeteer Margo McCreary
will lead students in the creation and dramatization of puppets at Peter Hobart Primary Center.
Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) School, Crystal
$4,475; The FAIR school will work with Gamelan conductor Joko Sutrisno
to expand on last year’s residency on world cultures and mythology by including elements of Indonesian
dance with choreographer Tri Sutrisno.
Residency will culminate in a staged performance of student-authored plays.
Independent School District 47, Sauk Rapids
$5,000; African artist Fred Yiran will lead a residency concentrating on the art and culture of African drums at both Pleasantview
Elementary and Mississippi Heights Elementary.
Independent School District 191, Burnsville
$6,390; Ross Sutter
will support the district's new math curriculum through an all elementary school (10 schools) residency highlighting
the math behind stringed instruments.
International Academy-LEAP, St. Paul
$3,155; Writer Margot Galt
will conduct a residency focused on poetry through art which reflects the various cultures represented at the school.
Kelliher Public Schools, Kelliher
$8,847; Kris Sorensen will conduct a media arts residency; and Susan Warner a ceramics residency; both will integrate student writing
from a project completed earlier.
Kenny Community School, Minneapolis
$3,135; Artists Ross Sutter
and Margo McCreary
will integrate music and theatre with our Living Organisms science curriculum and school's garden.
L'Etoile du Nord, St. Paul
$6,872; Artists Rita Mustaphi, Terrance Smith,
and Joko and Tri Sutrisno
will explore the school questions of Who Am I? Who Are We? through the genres of dance, theatre, and music.
Linwood A+ Elementary, St. Paul
$4,500; Artists Joko and Tri Sutrisno
and puppeteer Margo McCreary
will conduct interdisciplinary residencies involving the arts of Indonesia. The residency is designed to enrich
and deepen arts learning by helping students discover ways of expressing themselves.
Longfellow Humanities Magnet School, St. Paul
$8,002; Musician Gao Hong
will conduct a residency focused on the music/culture of China;
poet John Minczeski
to conduct an “Artists in Cahoots” residency. The goal of this residency is to develop students’
writing skills through the two art forms.
Mississippi Creative Arts School, St. Paul
$4,000; Poet and visual artist Marie Olofsdotter
will conduct a residency focused on poetry, puppetry, and performance in the 2-3 graders’ Writers Workshop.
New City School, Minneapolis
$3,750; Artist T. Mychael Rambo
will conduct residency on the appreciation of multiculturalism and personal expression through writing,
songs, drama, and spoken word.
Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis
$3,750; African dancer and drummer Francis Kofi
will conduct a residency focusing on the rhythms of sound.
Sanford Middle School, Minneapolis
$3,000; Theater artist Rhonda Lund
will conduct a residency to develop students’ theater skills and the content materials for skits to integrate
into band concert music for a concert performance.
Global Arts and Communications School, Minneapolis
$2,625; Writer Marie Olofsdotter,
filmmaker Sayer Frey,
visual artist Susan Boeckmann will conduct residencies that focus on expressing meaning through story.
Southside Family School, Minneapolis
$3,56; Taiko drummer Sara Dejoras
will conduct a residency on Taiko Drumming including the social context and the meaning of the art form at Southside
Stevens Elementary, Dawson
$13,347; Stevens elementary will work with new artists and introduce new visual art forms in a ten-week residency with
students. The school will be working with artists Kim
Kastigar, and Jennifer
Sutter will return to expand his previous work with the school.
Webster Magnet Elementary, St. Paul
$10,000; Artists Sowah Mensah and Leo Lara
will conduct residencies teaching African and Latin American music and culture to students at Webster Magnet Elementary.