Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,570
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
ArtReach
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Goodhue
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
$6,570
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,467
Direct expenses
$20,037
Administration costs
$100
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.44
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide quality arts programming to 700 youth and 100 adults who are at-risk, disabled, low-income, or have transportation barriers. ArtReach will keep detailed records of the preceding barriers and services provided to these individuals. Lesson plans will be pre-approved by a programming committee and evaluated using anonymous surveys with a client satisfaction rate of 95%. 2: Provide new programming to students currently lacking the means to access the arts. ArtReach will serve a total of 800 individuals who would have otherwise not have had the opportunity to participate in arts programming. Transportation will be provided when necessary. Program fees will be eliminated for qualified populations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Over 53 classes were presented to the community, along with over 150 hours of Open Studio through this grant. Approximately 35% of the attendees fell at or below federal poverty guidelines. Lesson plans were pre-approved by a programming committee and evaluated using anonymous surveys; client satisfaction rate was 97% across all programs funded by this grant. 2: ArtReach served a total of 1,200 individuals who would have otherwise not have had the opportunity to participate in arts programming. Transportation was provided when necessary. Program fees were eliminated for qualified populations; 11 children and 6 adults attended classes or camps on full- or partial-scholarships, Our free support group art classes were very well attended. 94% of those who attended either reside in local group homes, attended the alternative learning high school, or were living at the local battered women's shelter.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Benjie Achen, Valerie Becker, Paula Marshall, Nancy McKay, Nicole Miller, Paul O'Connell, Susan Wiegenant-Johnson
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
ArtReach's Art For All! program will provide quality arts programming to 700 youth and 100 adults who are at-risk, disabled, or low-income, by providing increased programming, reduced fees, and available transportation.
Project Manager
First Name
Emily
Last Name
Nelson
Organization Name
ArtReach
Street Address
112 Bush St
City
Red Wing
State
MN
Zip Code
55066
Phone
(651) 388-4488
Email
info@artreachredwing.org
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: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. 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
Katherine Dodge: Executive director, Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program.; Elizabeth Flinsch-Garrison: Education and Outreach Director, Northern Clay Center; Patricia Grimes: Arts Coordinator- Sanford Center ( Neilson Place), Bemidji; Susan Haas: Artistic Producing Director, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Minneapolis; Joanna Kohler: Filmmaker and Media producer, community storytelling; Jennifer Monroe: President of the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota and Treasurer of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association; Sherri Pugh: Director of Operations, Sabathini Community Center; Robert Weisenfeld: Assistant Vice President,Corporate and Foundation Relations, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No