Artist Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kevin L. Strauss
Recipient Type
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
August 2015
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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will raise the quality of arts opportunities by leveling the playing field in folktales by posting thirty new and adapted stories online and by increasing the number of girl hero folktales and histories told and heard by Minnesotans.In surveys at the capstone I will be successful if at least 90% agree that performed stories were high quality. At least 90% will agree that they heard a new story that they may tell to someone else.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Recorded 31 "Girl Hero" folktales and stories on 95% of survey respondents agreed that the performance was of high quality and that they heard a new story that they may tell someone else in the future.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Assistance
Project Details
The Heroes Story Project, at Rochester Public Library
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Kevin L. Strauss
(507) 993-3411
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Larry Gorrell: former dean of Saint Mary's University; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Mary Ruth: Kathy Rush: thespian; Jon Swanson: curator; Philip Taylor: artist; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Emily Urness: writer; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed