Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnetonka Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
February 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts will remove barriers and provide high-quality art instruction through ten community partnerships, for an estimated 500 at-risk children or youth, and 500 senior or challenged adults.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Abner Arauza: Interim assistant director of intercultural affairs, Concordia College, Moorhead. Producer, "Notas Latinas."; Alice De Yonge: Program director, Project G.E.M.; Millicent Engisch-Morris: Artistic director, The Crossing Arts Alliance. Owner, Quiet River Studio.; Andrew Maus: Executive director, Minnesota Marine Art Museum.; Timothy Peterson: Marketing and operations manager, Cantus.; Bree Sieplinga: Associate director, Upstream Arts.; Audrey Thayer: Adjunct professor, Bemidji State University. C
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Arts organizations build relationships with members of, or organizations that serve, groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization. Real or perceived barriers to participation are identified and addressed. More Minnesotans are able to participate in the arts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1) We built new relationships with three full spectrum senior living facilities in our area: SummerWood of Plymouth, Chanhassen and Lake Minnetonka Shores as well as Lyngblomsten Services, Inc on a pilot program for people suffering from memory loss. We built or expanded partnerships with five organizations serving adults with disabilities including Opportunity Partners (2 branches), Choices Inc, eQuality, and Hammer Residence. Our programs for children and youth were provided to: Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (two programs), YMCA/Minnetonka Heights Program, Project for Pride in Living and Saint Davids' Center for Child and Family Development. 2) In all cases, our programs were delivered to populations that have been historically underserved. Our goal was to deliver programs to five adult partners (we worked with nine) and five children/youth partners (we worked with five). 2: 1) Adults, children and youth of all ages and abilities from the participating organizations were able to participate in these programs. Programs were delivered for low cost, at their facility or at Ridgedale, a more proximate location. 2) We tracked attendance at all programs.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Barbara McBurney, Tom Hull, Andrea Michaelsen, Sarah Barthel, Lisa Erickson, Jay Hammond, Nancy Haskin, Irv Kessler, Matthew Knopf, Denise Leskinen, Jim Schwert, Laura Miles (emeritus), Maryalice Brenk, Gary Vars, Laura Bloomberg.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnetonka Center for the Arts
Street Address
2240 North Shore Dr
Zip Code
(952) 473-7361x 15
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