Artist Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kenneth D. McCullough AKA Ken McCullough
Recipient Type
Start Date
September 2012
End Date
September 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our target population will gain deeper insight into the lives of our forebears through the words and images of these subjects. Future Farmers of America members are an ideal audience, naturally inclined to be receptive to the material, typically good students, and could carry on this type of work on their own.We will measure our goals by distributing surveys at the capstone event and any other subsequent presentations. We will solicit feedback from other sources, inclulding writers, scholars, farmers.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We wanted to reach a cross-section and to bridge the gap between rural and urban.  My estimate is about a third of the audience were farmers. My primary goal is to bring attention and respect to this part of our community that we often pay lip service to.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Artist Assistance

Project Details

Farming the Ridge.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Kenneth D. McCullough AKA Ken McCullough
(507) 452-9482
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Marta Biitner: visual artist; Alan Calavano: musician, historian; Daniel Freeman: actor; Carolyn Hiller: arts administrator; William Hoy: literary artist; Katie Leo: playwright; Jane Olive: dancer; Kathy Rush: theatre; Tom Willis: potter.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Hal Cropp: Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Northland Words; Drue Fergison: musicologist; Ryan Heinritz: Paradise Center; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: City of Rochester Music Department; Deborah Wasmund: mosaic artist.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed