Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Intermedia Arts of Minnesota, Inc. AKA Intermedia Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Intermedia Arts will build and deepen relationships with twelve community organizations in order to serve 1,800 more members of underserved communities. Intermedia Arts will track the growth in participation by members of the partner organizations, and an outside evaluator will survey the staff of the organizations in order to assess their opinions of the efficacy of the relationship-deepening efforts. 2: Intermedia Arts will eliminate cost, transportation, and information-access barriers in order to increase access for underserved communities. Intermedia Arts will track the utilization of the access initiatives by members of the target communities and survey participants to determine the extent to which the initiatives reduced barriers and to measure the efficacy of these strategies.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Intermedia Arts built deeper relationships with twelve community organizations and offered art experiences to 2126 more members of traditionally underserved communities. 2: In order to eliminate barriers to participation Intermedia Arts provided youth and community groups free transit options, free tickets, and targeted marketing and program communications.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Omar R. Akbar, Dan Cornejo, Jeff Gatesmith, David Greenburg, Andrew Hestness, Brandy Hyatt, Blake Iverson, Andrea Jenkins, Janis Lanc-Ewart, Jeremy McClain, Chaka Mkali, Julia Nekeesa Opoti, David Safar, Theresa Sweetland, Saymoukda Vongsay, Mark Waller
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Intermedia Arts will increase arts access for communities of color, native/indigenous, low-income, GLBT, and recent immigrant communities by addressing barriers of cost, transportation, and information access.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Intermedia Arts of Minnesota, Inc. AKA Intermedia Arts
Street Address
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 871-4444
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; 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.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Cheryle Caplinger: Executive director of the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra; Mary Flicek: Arts Administrator volunteer for River Junctions Arts Council and Board Member, Grant Writer, Theater Box Office Manager, Marketing; Nicholas Legeros: Sculptor, President of Nicholas Legeros Inc.; Moheb Soliman: Poet and performance artists; staff member at Mizna; Kristine Wyant: Director of corporate and foundation relations., Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Conflict of Interest Disclosed