Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2015
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

MCBA on the Road will develop and expand book arts participation in underserved Greater Minnesota through ongoing local programming for artistic expression. MCBA will evaluate increased participation, heightened interest in the expressive potential of the book arts, and expressed desire by our two partner organizations to collaborate in the future. 2: MCBA meets greater Minnesota’s declared need for arts access by resolving financial and geographical barriers that face underserved communities. Participation rates and observation data from participants, teachers and staff will indicate whether financial and geographical barriers have been mitigated to involve Greater Minnesota in the book arts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

MCBA On The Road developed and expanded book arts participation in underserved greater Minnesota through local programming for artistic expression. Participant evaluations were completed using Google Forms and included rankings of instruction, workshop content, and learning goals. 100% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that they wanted to participate in future book arts opportunities. MCBA conducted site visits with partner sites early in the program. MCBA engaged in ongoing communication with partner sites and teaching faculty. All completed final written evaluations. 2: MCBA resolved financial and geographical barriers to book arts access by bringing affordable creative programming directly to two greater Minnesota regions. MCBA tracked attendance and contact hours using class rosters. Participant evaluations included zip codes to determine counties served (8 total). Partner sites, participants, and teaching faculty completed written evaluations. MCBA engaged in ongoing communication with partner sites to address and mitigate potential barriers to access. Observation data from workshop attendance and community event engagement was recorded and shared among MCBA staff.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dara Beevas, Laurel Bradley, Ronnie Brooks, Mathea Bulander, Duncan Campbell, Patrick Coleman, Eric Crosby, Valerie Deus, KC Foley, Diane Katsiaficas, Lyndel King, Peggy Korsmo-Kennon, Marci Malzahn, Shawn McCann, Steven McCarthy, Diane Merrifield, Barbara Portwood, Sherry Poss, Regula Russelle, Ryan Scheife, Tracy Steiner, Odia Wood-Krueger
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Minnesota Center for Book Arts on the Road will resolve geographic and socioeconomic barriers that limit participation in two greater Minnesota communities by providing needed access to free and low cost inspirational art experiences.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Street Address
1011 Washington Ave S Ste 100
(612) 215-2520
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; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Private equity manager; board chair, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Ann Benrud: Director of communications and external relations, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Christina Chang: Museum curator; doctorate in art history; Kevin Curran: Nonprofit professional in development and grant writing for arts organizations; Mary Flicek: Arts administrator; board member, River Junctions Arts Council; Cheryl Kessler: Founder and principal evaluator, Blue Scarf Consulting, LLC; Patrick Serrano: MS in nonprofit institutions, volunteer grant writer; Dameun Strange: Bush Foundation Community Innovation Team member
Conflict of Interest Disclosed