Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Red Wing Arts Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
May 2014
End Date
June 2014
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)

Veteran programs and art are seldom paired. Red Wing Arts Association, working with the Veterans Affairs and veteran groups, will provide 35+ veterans a six day arts experience. The primary evaluation of this outcome is in the number of veteran participants. Our goal is to have at least 35 participants. 2: The Red Wing Arts Association, working with the Veteran's Art Project Committee of veterans, veteran artists and organizations, will develop a meaningful arts retreat. Currently the retreat committee consists of an Iraq War veteran, an Army Reserve officer, Red Wing Arts Association members and staff. The committee and participating veterans will complete an evaluation of the retreat.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The RWAA had 25 veterans apply and 23 attend the Veterans Art Retreat. The Veterans Gallery Show attracted more artists and visitors to the gallery that we had expected. 2: Reaction of Vet Organizations ranged from support to skepticism. By the close, with the installation of the Tribute sculpture, we had their support.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Chap Achen, Fritz Anderson, Sandy Giles, Curt Gruhl , Carol Eick, Jim Magnusson, Tao Peng
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
The Veteran’s Art Experience will provide 40 veterans an opportunity to create art reflecting their military experience, through a variety of mediums. The gallery show will provide the public with an understanding of art and the veteran’s experience.
Project Manager
First Name
Daniel P
Last Name
Organization Name
Red Wing Arts Association
Street Address
418 Levee St
Red Wing
Zip Code
(651) 388-7569
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
Lori Brink: Independent teaching artist in multi-media and visual arts for K-12 and adults; Mary Bromen: Executive Director, Dakota Woodlands Women's and Family Homeless Shelter; Ykatirina Cardenas: Performing artist, theatre arts educator; Elizabeth Larson: Arts administrator, Bach Society of Minnesota; freelance musician; Shakuntala Maheshwari: Folk visual artist and photographer; Jessica Shaykett: Librarian, American Craft Council
Conflict of Interest Disclosed