-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2012 Grantees

Arts Learning

Project grants to support lifelong learning in the arts

Number of grants awarded on January 4, 2012
Total dollars awarded on January 4, 2012
$ 2,257,243

Grantee, City Grant Amount
ArtStart, Saint Paul $  72,500
Two Rivers: The Confluence of Poetry and Art involves three poets and three visual artists for 100 hours per artist to plan and implement an integrated arts and life science staff development institute for 36 educators and nine school residencies for students.
Big Lake High School, Big Lake $  10,708
Big Lake High School will enhance and increase student opportunities to create, perform, and respond to art by collaborating with artists and organizations to provide high quality experiences that are accessible to all students.
Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis $  44,810
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities will offer seventeen high quality arts learning programs by thirteen skilled teaching artists to engage over 500 Club members to become lifelong learners in the arts.
The Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis $  150,000
The Children's Theatre Company will mitigate barriers to arts learning for children ages two through five, and their classroom teachers, through Early Bridges, a program of theater arts learning to take place at child care and preschool sites serving low-income children.
CHOICE, Unlimited, Duluth $  90,035
CHOICE, Unlimited's ARTS (Activities Revealing Talents and Skills) program is dedicated to providing and expanding opportunities for individuals with disabilities in Minnesota, and to study, participate in, and share their artwork with the community.
Clear Waters Life Center, Clearbrook $  72,100
Clear Waters Life Center will develop Create It! Community Art Studios that will include three specialized studios, with art teachers and art mentors every Monday, and an open studio for the rest of the week.
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, Minneapolis $  21,069
Eight schools will receive five, long-distance dance education sessions involving hip-hop and modern dance instructors, a Cowles Center student matinee field trip, and a post-performance workshop.
Dawson-Boyd Public Schools, Dawson $  34,569
Elementary students, teachers, and community members of the Dawson-Boyd School District will learn about respect in new ways, through their art experiences with artists Perrin Boyd and Ross Sutter.
Free Arts Minnesota, Minneapolis $  27,801
Free Arts Minnesota will partner with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and artist Wing Young Huie to provide an eight-week arts education experience through our Weekly Mentorship program, to students at several of our partnering agencies.
Frogtown Neighborhood Association, Saint Paul $  26,384
This project creates a series of arts workshops to teach adults in Frogtown to document their experiences with the housing crisis.
GREAT Theatre, Saint Cloud $  58,280
This project is a sequential, three-week residency in 20 fourth grade classes, integrating theater arts and social studies immigration lessons. The standards-based theater instruction will develop students' acting, singing, and movement skills.
Illusion Theater, Minneapolis $  147,400
Illusion Theater will expand its Peer Education and Summer Institute arts education programs, reaching underserved youth in greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities with enriching arts learning experiences.
Kairos Dance Theatre, Minneapolis $  150,000
The Dancing Heart Lifelong Learning Project will expand the depth and breadth of The Dancing Heart: Vital Elders Moving in Community, an award-winning, evidence-based program that transforms the lives of elders, their families, caregivers, and communities.
Keane Sense of Rhythm, Inc, Saint Paul $  22,027
The outreach educational program, Tap-it's Academic, will visit Lucy Laney School in Minneapolis, introducing tap dance to disadvantaged students using math, reading, and music concepts while teaching American history through the eyes of tap dance.
Kulture Klub Collaborative, Minneapolis $  22,000
Kulture Klub Collaborative will work with teaching artist Seitu Jones to develop installation artwork with a community of young people experiencing homelessness.
Lakeview Public Schools, Cottonwood $  8,540
Lakeview students will create and share poetry and hide paintings, based on their learning about Dakota and pioneer culture and history with artists Florence Dacey and Fern Cloud.
The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis $  46,961
The Loft will expand its writing conference offerings with four new conferences that engage specific, underserved target populations, and for which there is documented community interest.
MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis $  112,228
MacPhail's Online Residency Initiative will support and enhance music education programs in eight greater Minnesota public schools through interactive, online technology.
MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids $  17,000
MacRostie Art Center will connect professional artists to teens in rural communities, to design and create a series of public murals.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis $  26,975
Minneapolis College of Art and Design will work in partnership with FAIR School Downtown to engage teens from low-income families in customized studio art and design programs.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis $  17,350
Minnesota Center for Book Arts will partner with leading visual arts organizations in three greater Minnesota communities to provide an immersion into the book arts through intensive book arts workshops and free open houses for students and the public.
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona $  27,715
Utilizing the resources of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Riverway Learning Community, and three community teaching artists, students will create, perform, and respond to a variety of visual art forms.
Mu Performing Arts, Saint Paul $  24,112
Mu Performing Arts will conduct taiko drumming residencies with elementary, middle, and high school youth, and assisted living senior citizens, at six locations in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.
Kimber Olson, Eden Prairie $  63,649
Through a fiber arts residency, fifth grade arts learners in Eden Prairie elementary schools will experience a series of hands-on contemporary fiber art activities that will culminate in public exhibitions of textile art in the elementary schools and broader community.
Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Minneapolis $  17,860
Teaching artists Tish Jones and Terrell Woods will develop and teach a daily class in spoken word and music production for students at the Plymouth Youth Center's Arts and Technology High School. The class, to be repeated over three quarters and a summer session, will allow students to explore new artistic fields in-depth.
Ragamala Dance, Minneapolis $  34,300
Ragamala will present a series of classes by master artist Alarmel Valli, to introduce new students to Bharatanatyam, the classical dance of South India, and to provide opportunities for enrichment/advanced study for experienced dancers and teachers.
Reif Center, Grand Rapids $  30,000
Reif Center Dance will create an arts learning opportunity for our dancers, so they can grow into skilled professionals, with the tutorship, mentoring, and rigorous training provided by James Sewell Ballet.
Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester $  24,750
The Writer's LIFE Project gives older Minnesotans the opportunity to learn, hone, and practice their creative writing skills with an award-winning teaching artist. Participants will learn how to create, revise, and improve upon original written work.
Rock Star Supply Co., Minneapolis $  35,333
Using an integrated English language arts and song writing curriculum, a teacher-certified, professional musician will teach 36 high school students with emotional behavioral disorder basic song writing as a medium for self-expression, anger management, and personal exploration into one's feelings.
Saint Paul Almanac, Saint Paul $  40,950
Working with five accomplished writers/editors, seventeen community members will create new writing of their own, learn essential editing skills, and respond and choose from hundreds of submissions to the Saint Paul Almanac in a literary arts apprenticeship.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Saint Paul $  143,000
The Community Youth Arts Project expands Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's ability to engage 1,560 at-risk youth in arts learning opportunities at eighteen recreation centers during out-of-school time hours.
Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis $  38,000
Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will expand the Semilla program, teaching mosaic and mural arts in the Phillips neighborhood and beyond, with emphasis on four underserved groups. Youth and adult artists will train in workshops and create murals, planters, and other public art.
Sheridan Arts Magnet, Minneapolis $  43,825
This project will invigorate arts learning for Sheridan students and teachers through in-depth classroom artist residencies. Students will create, perform, and respond through filmmaking, spoken word poetry, African drumming, and dance.
Southside Family Charter School, Minneapolis $  9,000
Southside Family Charter School (K-8) will join with collaborating partner, the Givens Foundation for African American Literature, to engage two teaching artists from the Givens roster and conduct literary arts residencies for grades K-3 and 4-8.
Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins $  107,800
Stages Theatre Company will tour Stories for the Stages, a theater and language arts integrated residency and touring project that will reach five Minnesota public middle schools.
Kevin Strauss, Rochester $  24,999
The Rural Storytelling Academy gives all Minnesotans the opportunity to learn how to tell a good, quality story. Live and online storytelling workshops, and a new online library of video stories will help participants develop their storytelling skills.
Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater, Golden Valley $  77,600
Family Albums / North and South is an expansion of Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater's successful arts and education program of intensive two-week residencies for 4th-6th grade students in Duluth and Rochester.
Anne Sullivan Communication Center, Minneapolis $  6,450
Writer and visual artist, Marie Olofsdotter, will work with 4th-6th grade students writing poetry, artists statements, creating books, and self-portrait collages.
Sumunar, Minneapolis $  46,627
Sumunar will provide five 12-day school residencies in Indonesian music, dance, and culture, taught by Indonesian artist teachers and featuring hands-on student participation. Each will culminate in a sharing performance for the parents and community.
Textile Center, Minneapolis $  42,000
Textile Center will conduct a standards-based fiber art residency for high school students in partnership with Sobriety High Charter School and TRIO Wolf Creek Distance Learning Charter School.
TigerLion Arts, Minneapolis $  49,523
This is a school residency program with eight musicians and puppet artists from TigerLion Arts' winter 2012 musical production, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight.Teaching will occur in spring 2012 as children prepare for a collaborative choral concert of the Dragons score in May.
TU Dance, Saint Paul $  42,600
TU Dance will create a path for diverse Minnesota students to explore dance, advance their dance education at the TU Dance Center, and receive professional training towards career development.
Upstream Arts, Inc., Minneapolis $  82,175
Upstream Arts will carry out residency programs for students with disabilities in twenty Minneapolis Public Schools' Special Education classrooms, train teachers in arts-based teaching methods, and implement companion curriculum.
Veterans in the Arts, Saint Paul $  18,680
Veterans in the Arts is partnering with four high quality Minneapolis arts centers to teach advanced classes to military veterans, as part of a progressive and supportive program to bring veterans into the arts.
Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul $  25,533
The Wilder Foundation, along with the Jewish Community Center of Saint Paul, and the Alzheimer's Association, will provide arts learning activities for adults with early stage Alzheimer's disease by collaborating with Kairos Dance Theatre, Northern Clay Center, and the Walker Art Center.
Woodland Hills, Duluth $  22,025
Arts learners, under the guidance of a teaching artist, will use the creative process to explore teen violence prevention by creating a performance intended to initiate dialogue in the community.


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