Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,946
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Springboard for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Rock
Roseau
St. Louis
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Wilkin
Winona
Yellow Medicine
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
$16,946
Other Funds Leveraged
$59,513
Direct expenses
$76,459
Administration costs
$16,946
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To expand partnership capacity between artists, arts organizations, and community development groups in rural Minnesota. At least 15% of attendees will identify themselves as having a non-arts background who attend the event with strong interest in addressing community challenges through art and helping arts organizations reach underserved communities more effectively. 2: Identify real and perceived barriers affecting participation in rural arts activities, and share or develop innovative, organic models which address these barriers. At least 85% of all participants will feel capable of implementing at least one goal in increasing access to the arts in rural communities. One year after the Summit, at least five projects will be identified as having been catalyzed at this event.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our first outcome was to expand partnership capacity between artists, arts organizations, and community development groups in rural Minnesota. We evaluated this outcome based on the breakdown of participants' backgrounds, since a wide variety of community development sectors represented in addition to artists and arts organizations would be an indicator of fulfilling this goal. Specifically, our goal was that at least 15% of attendees would identify themselves as having a non-arts background. After analyzing the organizations represented in registration forms, approximately 77 individuals, or 25% of our audience represented sectors outside of the arts, including university extension programs, historic preservation and museums, elected officials, food coops and farms, public health organizations, libraries, city staff, planning and development commissions, Minnesota Initiative Foundations, bicycle alliances, chambers of commerce, environmental groups and nonprofit resource organizations. Our second outcome was that the Regional Arts Council Summit would provide a place in which real and perceived barriers affecting participation in rural arts activities would be addressed. In our evaluation form given at the end of the Summit, we asked participants to a) list ideas or projects that they were planning on pursuing following the Summit and b) indicate their confidence level on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being not very confident and 5 being very confident. 80% of respondents ranked their confidence at a level of 4 and 5. In June 2014, one year after the Summit, we will follow up with participants to get updates on any projects that were started as a result of the Summit, and will do profile of at least five projects that were catalyzed at the event.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Eric Takeshita, Chris Kemp, Shannon Pettitt, Sally Sand, Ryan French, Melanie Full, Arleta Little, Lisa Middag, Kathy Mouacheupao, Anne Jin Soo Preston, Susan T. Schuster, Jeremy D. Sosna, Sheila Terryll, Eric L. Anderson
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Springboard for the Arts will implement the second Rural Arts and Culture Summit, in June 2013, and will develop a planning and event model for rural regions throughout Minnesota to use in order to build capacity for long-term partnerships between artists and their communities.
Project Manager
First Name
Michele
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Springboard for the Arts
Street Address
308 Prince St Ste 270
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101-1437
Phone
(218) 770-3485
Email
michele@springboardforthearts.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