Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
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)

Minnesota Center for Book Arts on the Road will develop and expand participation in the book arts to meet longstanding needs of underserved communities in greater Minnesota. Heightened interest in the expressive potential of the book arts in greater Minnesota is demonstrated by increased participation across income levels and ages in related classes at the three visual arts organizations. 2: Minnesota Center for Book Arts meets greater Minnesota's declared need for arts access by continued financial and geographical barriers affecting underserved communities. Through analysis of participation rates and evaluations from participants, artist teachers and partner staffs, Minnesota Center for Book Arts will determine its success at involving the widest possible greater Minnesota audience in the expressive potential of book arts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

MCBA partnered with community organizations in Grand Marais, Mankato and Saint Cloud to offer free and low cost all-ages book art experiences. 2: MCBA on the Road removed barriers of cost and geography in Greater Minnesota through free community events and low-cost workshops for artistic expression.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dara Beevas, Laurel Bradley, Mathea K.E. Bulander, Duncan Campbell, Patrick Coleman, Eric Crosby, Pamela Johnson, Diane Katsiaficas, Peggy Korsmo-Kennon, Diane Merrifield, Kjersti Monson, Barbara Portwood, Sherry Poss, Regula Russelle, Cathy Ryan, Thomas
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Minnesota Center for Book Arts on the Road will resolve geographic and socio-economic barriers that limit participation in three greater Minnesota communities, by engaging all ages with access to free and extremely low cost book art experiences.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Street Address
1011 Washington Ave S Ste 100
Zip Code
(612) 215-2525
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
Maya Beecham: Executive assistant and creativity director, Youthprise; visual and spoken word artist; freelance writer; Laurel Bradley: Director and curator, Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Northfield; Gregory Bullard: Independent Management Consultant, Bullseye Services Corp.; Melissa Cuff: Director of grants and foundation relations for YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.; Joanna Kohler: Filmmaker and Media producer, community storytelling; Sherri Pugh: Retired community economic developer and philanthropy administrator; Minnesota African American Museum volunteer; Paul Robinson: Director, James P. Shannon Leadership Institute, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul; Jessica Roeder: Writer, poet and teacher
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600