Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Jackson Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
April 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1) To support high-quality music education for residents of all ages, to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts. 2) To overcome barriers to accessing high quality arts activities and instill the arts into our community and our region. 3) To increase our number of Partners in Music from eleven in the 2017-18 season, to twelve in the 2017-18 season, therefore validating the concert series and the community support for the music series. 4) To secure six local musicians who will participate in the Lunch and Listen program. We will gather our results from verbal comments at each concert and jam session, keep accurate numbers of attendees, and will be able to assess the support for the project by the number of Partners in Music and the number of repeat partners from the 2016-17 season. We hope that local artists will want to participate in the Lunch and Listen program. The number of Partners in Music will directly reflect the community support and will be used to measure success of the project.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

Winter Concert Series.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Jackson Center for the Arts
Street Address
PO Box 94
Zip Code
(507) 840-1232
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, Southwest Minnesota Weaver’s Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; Anne O’Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Mark Bosveld: theater, dance; Cheri Buzzeo: theater; Mary Gillespie: art administration; Maureen Keimig: theater; Kaia Nowatzki: visual art, theater, music; Eric Parrish: music, theater; Lisa Hill: music; Erica Volkir: performing arts.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471