Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Paramount Arts Resource Trust AKA Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
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 sustainable, quality arts program will be developed that nurtures the well-being of residents in senior facilities. Pre-post assessments show increased skills in artists. Attendance records show steady increased participation. Artist lesson plans on file. Regular surveys gather feedback from participants. Photos document activity/product. 2: Sustainable elderly arts programs are developed due to availability of trained teaching-artists and data generated on impact. Pre-post roster of Paramount artists available for work in senior facilities increases. Surveys document positive impact. Three senior communities achieve funding needed to sustain arts programming at the end of the grant.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A quality arts program was delivered that nurtured the well-being of over 500 residents in three senior facilities. Work to sustain is progressing. A partnership survey was administered prior to beginning. Artists’ revised lesson plans following feedback are on file. Attendance records showed more participants over time. Feedback from both artist/facility and photos were gathered after every session. A video slide show was made for each facility to use with their board to encourage continued funding. A final feedback form was completed by all artist/facility personnel. Informal interviews were conducted with residents during the exhibits. 2: Three senior communities added arts programming due to the increase in available teaching-artists and internal funding based on data demonstrating need and impact. Prior to this project, nine artists worked at another senior facility but without any training. We expanded this to fourteen artists providing all with training and support. Feedback forms after all sessions capture qualitative data reinforcing the value of the sessions. All three facilities intend to sustain arts programming and are in process with their foundations to begin as soon as possible using internal funding. Closing exhibits provided tangible proof of ability and pride of participants.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
King Banaian,Elna Batemen,Helga Bauerly,David DeBlieck,Paul Harris,Marla Kanengieter-Wildeson, John Mathews,Dan Meyer,Dan Mondloch,Gary Mrozek,Greg Murray,June Roos,Melinda Tamm,Paul Thompson,Janet Tilstra,Dan Torgersen,Willicey Tynes,Jeff Goerger,Antony Goddard
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
The Paramount education outreach department will connect local teaching artists and three central Minnesota senior communities to develop and deliver a model pilot arts program for underserved elderly residents.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Paramount Arts Resource Trust AKA Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
Street Address
913 St Germain St W
St Cloud
(320) 257-3127
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