-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2013 Grantees

Arts Learning

Project grants to support lifelong learning in the arts

Number of grants awarded on January 8, 2013
Total dollars awarded on January 8, 2013
$ 2,297,063

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation, Minneapolis $  41,130
The Institute for Health and Healing will work with Z Puppets to provide multidisciplinary arts and mindfulness residencies for two groups: children of patients with serious illness and families living with autism.
AchieveMinneapolis, Minneapolis $  33,953
Teacher/muralist Peyton Russell will work with students at Edison, Roosevelt, and Washburn high schools, helping them to acquire skills in graffiti art and lettering, and building appreciation for the art form's history, cultural significance, and technical/aesthetic qualities.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul $  136,948
Wilder will provide arts learning for older adults, including those with Alzheimer's disease and disabilities, by collaborating with Kairos Dance Theatre, Northern Clay Center, visual artist Sandra Menefee-Taylor, and poet Rachel Moritz.
ARENA Dances, Minneapolis $  24,200
ARENA Dances will conduct arts learning residencies at four Twin Cities schools, linking students with professional artists and local senior citizens. Through movement, students will explore how technology has changed our culture.
Shari G. Aronson, Minneapolis $  63,749
Puppeteers Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith will partner with Duluth Children's Museum to present a series of free puppetry workshops and performances, using the arts to engage families in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Bemidji State University, Bemidji $  23,215
The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference offers intensive five-day workshops with well-published writers who are also excellent teachers. The workshops, capped at thirteen participants, become intimate learning communities for writers at all levels.
Epic Enterprise Inc., Dundas $  89,046
In partnership with Kairos Dance Theatre, Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, and visual artist Lori Brink, Epic Enterprise will provide arts learning and arts appreciation opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.
Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource School Downtown, Minneapolis $  11,700
World history/geography students at FAIR School will create Afro-Brazilian dance and music, and perform and respond to their work under the guidance of teaching artists Marciano Silva dos Santos and Timothy Berry.
Frank Theatre, Minneapolis $  35,975
Frank Theatre will collaborate with MERC Alternative High School in Minneapolis to infuse existing curriculum with an arts component that encompasses writing exercises, storytelling, theater, and acting games. The project will culminate in an original work performed by the students.
Free Arts for Abused Children of Minnesota, Minneapolis $  25,775
Free Arts Minnesota will partner with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and teaching artist Natasha Pestich to provide an eight-week arts education experience through its Weekly Mentorship program, reaching 100 students at several partner agencies.
Jennifer L. Hicks, Saint Paul $  24,575
Twin Cities Prison Writing Collective offers writing workshops to incarcerated Minnesotans; five writers will teach 60 inmates for fourteen weeks. Additional inmates will attend readings and receive literary journals. Instructors will read student work at Micawber's Books.
Highland Park Middle School, Saint Paul $  14,300
Wing Young Huie will conduct an integrated art/English residency for 120 6th graders; students will explore race, identity, and photography as a narrative art and discipline.
The History Theatre, Inc., Saint Paul $  24,760
History Theatre's Seats to Stage residencies offer at-risk students from underresourced inner city schools time with professional artists to learn how to create plays based on personal life experience. The program includes lessons on structure, content, form, and characterization.
IFP MINNESOTA, Saint Paul $  51,575
JuiceMedia is an after school media arts program for Saint Paul public high school students. JuiceMedia will be housed at IFP Minnesota, where high school students will benefit from the interaction with adult filmmakers and IFP's equipment and computer lab.
Intermedia Arts of Minnesota, Inc., Minneapolis $  30,712
Led by six teaching artists, Intermedia Arts' GenArt will bring 60 teens and senior citizens together in the creation of photographic, written, visual, and musical art inspired by conversations around identity, time, and memory.
Intermediate School District 287, Plymouth $  22,939
Teaching artist Perrin Boyd will conduct three theater arts/clowning residencies (circus, limericks, and physics) for 75 students with special needs at North Education Center; promoting student progress on art, literature, and science standards.
Kulture Klub Collaborative, Minneapolis $  23,517
Video artist Jen Lion will be in residence for six weeks at Kulture Klub Collaborative, connecting youth experiencing homelessness to their stories. Final videos will be publicly presented in Kulture Klub Collaborative's gallery.
Lac qui Parle Valley School District 2853, Appleton $  37,106
All students grades K-12 within the Lac qui Parle Valley School District will gain common experiences and collaborate on arts projects by working with artists from different disciplines and learning the many avenues of creative expression.
Loft, Inc., Minneapolis $  34,930
The Loft will expand its writing conference offerings with two conferences serving community interests for which there is documented demand: Mystery, Crime and Thriller Writing (at the Loft) and For Writers 50 and Better (free, at a Saint Paul venue).
MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis $  145,269
MacPhail Online Residency Initiative will support and enhance music education programs in eleven greater Minnesota public schools, using interactive, online technology.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis $  20,264
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.
Montevideo Public Schools, Montevideo $  37,666
Students will create puppet shows, illustrated river journals, and poetry based on the theme, "We Celebrate the River." Students will share their creations at several smaller school and community gatherings, as well as at a joint celebration.
Moreland Elementary, West St Paul $  79,271
Moreland Magnet School will bring in Monkey Mind Pirates by Z Puppets; arts and mindfulness residencies, workshops, and performances that integrate puppetry, music, and yoga for K-4 students, teachers, and parents, in spring 2013 and fall 2014.
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis $  39,999
Northern Clay Center will partner with community organizations that serve individuals 55 and older, to provide clay instruction to place-bound and somewhat mobile populations.
Opportunity Partners, Inc., Minnetonka $  109,368
Opportunity Partners' Arts Learning Program for People with Disabilities will provide adolescents and adults with disabilities an opportunity to experience theater, dance, and other art forms, through workshops held on-site, at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, and at Upstream Arts.
Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis $  50,075
Pangea's Local Directing Institute will train artists, with an emphasis on artists of color, women artists, and high school students. Fine arts faculty will conduct workshops in directing concepts, methodologies, and alternate aesthetics.
Paramount Arts Resource Trust, St Cloud $  46,705
Paramount Visual Art Center and Sartell Elementary Schools will collaborate to provide dance and visual arts teaching artist residencies, improving attitude and proficiency in both arts and math for 400 second grade students over two school year cycles.
Photography at the Center, Minneapolis $  5,000
Photography at the Center will collaborate with the North Minneapolis Jerry Gamble Boys and Girls Club and the Brooklyn Center Zanewood Community Center to teach 40 young people, ages 12-16, in a summer documentary photography program titled Putting a Face on Your Community.
Pillsbury United Communities, Minneapolis $  112,616
Pillsbury House Theatre teaching artists will infuse arts creation, participation, and appreciation into core activities of Pillsbury House social service programs, including daycare, afterschool, service learning, parenting, and teen development.
Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Minneapolis $  72,414
Kevin West and Greta Oglesby, with consulting artists from Children's Theatre Company, will lead an after school theater program at the Capri Theater in north Minneapolis to attract and challenge urban youth to create and perform high quality theater.
Red Eye Collaboration, Minneapolis $  70,912
Red Eye will provide theater residencies in 36 third and fourth grade classes at nine Minneapolis public schools, as well as professional development for each classroom teacher and training for one teaching artist in the Red Eye Tableau Strategy.
Roseville Community Education, Roseville $  144,250
Artful Journeys brings culturally relevant teaching artists (who reflect the students) into our schools. They will address cultural challenges through art, integrating school day curriculum and community dialogue with seniors and adult learners.
Saint James Home of Duluth, Inc., Duluth $  40,000
At-risk youth will learn and apply script writing and acting skills to develop a theatrical production for schools and the community. The project will explore the complexities of bullying and encourages self-reflection and self-empowerment through the arts.
Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis $  47,500
The Semilla Project will teach mosaic and mural arts in Phillips and two other bilingual communities, focusing on immigrants and at-risk youth. It will train youth and adult artists in workshops and by creating murals, planters, and other public art.
South Ridge School, Culver $  77,856
Frank Theatre, a Twin Cities based professional theater, will partner with South Ridge, an elementary/middle school in northern Minnesota. The residency will build students' writing and reading skills, performing ability, and confidence through the use of theater games and writing exercises.
SteppingStone Theatre, Saint Paul $  56,080
SteppingStone Theatre will expand its curriculum-based residency programs in four schools, connecting students with professional artists, supporting student-driven creativity and collaboration, and enhancing learning in other academic content areas.
Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater, Minneapolis $  74,000
Family Albums/Greater Minnesota will provide in-depth arts residencies in Grand Rapids and Fergus Falls; includes company performances, six artists working daily with 100 students for two weeks at each location, teacher and community workshops, and public performances.
Theater Mu, Inc., Saint Paul $  40,097
Mu Performing Arts, in partnership with Project SUCCESS, will lead immigrant and English language learner students at Washington Technology Magnet, Battle Creek Middle School, and Anne Sullivan Communication Center through stories and a theater residency.
Tofte Lake Center, Ely $  7,673
Tofte Lake Center will expand its visual arts program offerings with an August 2013 week-long workshop for adults. Two teaching artists and a botanist will help participants explore the natural world through observation, drawing, and photography.
TU Dance, Saint Paul $  23,355
TU Dance will expand its teen and pre-teen programming at TU Dance Center, working with five local schools to engage young people ages 5-17.
Upstream Arts, Inc., Minneapolis $  83,144
Upstream Arts will carry out residency programs in the Special Education classrooms of 20 Minneapolis Public Schools in the 2013-14 school year. This program will bring theater, music, dance, visual arts, and poetry to 300 students with disabilities.
Carrie Vecchione, Apple Valley $  24,854
Pages of Music will present a seven-program series of music education performances, once a month for seven months, in ten different senior venues in various Minnesota cities.
YMCA of Greater Twin Cities, Minneapolis $  66,200
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities will partner with Sheridan Arts Magnet School and ten teaching artists to invigorate arts learning in 450 low-income youth, YMCA and Sheridan staff, and the community, through summer and school year programming.
Zenon Dance Company and School, Inc., Minneapolis $  72,390
Zenon will provide seven weeks of residency programs at schools in Owatonna, Brooklyn Park, Faribault, North Minneapolis, and Saint Paul, serving deaf/hard of hearing, visually impaired, at-risk, and general populations of students.


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