Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Winsted Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2019
End Date
March 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2019 First Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

“Regional residents experience increased access to the arts via a reduction in geographic, cultural and/or physical barriers.” Those area residents who attend the concerts will be satisfied that they experienced an international music act regardless of their physical limitations or where they live as it was within close proximity to where they live. “Regional residents gain awareness and appreciation for a variety of artistic disciplines and mediums.” Concert attendees will now be aware of and appreciate a style of music they don’t hear on a daily basis. “Regional residents build connections to their own and others’ cultural heritage through regional arts and cultural events and/or activities.” Those area residents who attend the concerts will learn about the cultural heritage of the French Quebec through the performer’s introduction of each song. The WAC board of directors and volunteers will do exit interviews of the audience at both performances. We will focus on a representative sample versus a large sample. Our sample will be based on different age groups, those with disabilities, and other minorities. We will ask those attendees three questions, one for each of the three outcomes chosen. We will focus on a representative sample versus a large sample.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

WAC Music Event Q120.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Winsted Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 177
Zip Code
(320) 224-8025
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; Anna Johanssen: fiber artist, art teacher, Remick Gallery board, president of Windom Women’s Investment group, treasurer of Cottonwood County Animal Rescue, officer of Cotton Quilters; Kristen Kuipers: musician, private lesson and K-12 classroom music instructor, theater, writing, volunteer with Jackson Center for the Arts; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Michele Knife Sterner: theater (actor), SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; Anne O’Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Scott Wessels: theater (actor/director), writing/media/communications, board member for Green Earth Players; Brett Lehman: musician, social worker, Worthington City Band; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Alison Nelson: art, music, and dance teacher, fundraiser for Kerkhoven Fire Department Auxiliary; Lynette Swenson: visual arts teacher, folk artist, Swift County Food Shelf advisory board; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee. Carisa Clarke: graphic design/web development, arts volunteer, board member DAC of Murray County.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Deb Ahmann: writing, education; Mary Gillespie: arts administration; Anna Johannsen: visual artist, education, SMAC board; Kaia Nowatzki: pottery, theater; Carol Purrington: writing, arts administration; Claire Swanson: visual artist, SMAC board; Mark Wilmes: theater, music.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed