Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnetonka Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2015
End Date
December 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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A minimum of 435 individuals from at least twelve partners will receive a minimum of 705 contact hours of high quality, visual arts instruction. Teaching artists will keep a record of participation and contact hours for each class session. We will tabulate this data and evaluate against our goal.

Measurable Outcome(s)

759 individuals (estimated) from nineteen partners received 706 contact hours of high quality visual arts instruction. MCFTA received participation estimates in advance from program sites in order to facilitate planning. Teaching artists kept a record of participation and contact hours for each class session. MCFTA collected summaries and tabulated this data, confirming that we exceeded our goal in terms of the number of participants and partners served as well as the number of contact hours of instruction.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Thomas Hull, Barbara McBurney, Denise Leskinen, Sarah Barthel, Andrew Currie, Crissy Field, Andrea Michaelsen, Kathleen Michaelson, Terry Savidge, James Schwert
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts has been awarded a $99,000 grant to remove barriers to participation and provide high quality arts instruction for an estimated 435 underserved children, youth, seniors, and developmentally challenged adults.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnetonka Center for the Arts
Street Address
2240 North Shore Dr
(952) 473-7361x 15
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Susan Berdahl: Director of marketing and communications, St. David's Center; Laurel Bradley: Director and curator, Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College; Mary Flicek: Arts administrator, board member, River Junctions Arts Council; Scott Gilbert: Theater artist and educator, director and producer, Segue Productions; Nicole Helget: Memoir and fiction writer, Mankato; Elizabeth Larson: Arts administrator, Bach Society of Minnesota, freelance musician; Larry Retzlaff: Landscape painting artist, portrait photographer, cofounder of Third Life Studio, and founder, Q1 Gallery, Minneapolis; Emily Wright: Managing director, Minnesota Guitar Society
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600