Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
ArtReach Saint Croix
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
End Date
October 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The rural residents will have a greater awareness of the working artists and the arts activities that are in their immediate area. An onsite survey will ask rural residents what inspired them to attend, what other arts activities they have participated in recently, and if they know any artists in their area. 2: The audience will feel surprise and delight when experiencing the Mobile Art Gallery and Pop-up Performances. Evaluation questions will ask in what ways did individuals observe the Mobile Art Gallery connecting people to the arts, and in what ways it deepened their connection to this place.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The viewers (including rural residents) gained a greater awareness of the working artists and arts activities that are in the Saint Croix Valley. Interviews and on-site observation captured stories about what attracted people to the Mobile Art Gallery, what other arts activities they participate in and determined their familiarity with artists in the area. 2: The Mobile Art Gallery and Pop-up Performances were delightful and unique experiences for audiences. Pop-up Performance audiences were polled and surveyed. We also gathered comments both on-site and online to determine if the activity deepened the person's connection to the area.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Gary Kelsey, Greg Seitz, Jay Higgins, Liz Malanaphy, Lois Duffy, Guillermo Cuellar, Jessica Bierbrauer, Margaret Pennings, Karen Johnston, Tim Quarberg, Hannah Bredahl
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
ArtReach St. Croix will collaborate with area state park naturalists to 'take the show on the road' through a mobile art gallery and pop-up performance venue, inviting the region's rural residents to experience art in the landscape.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
ArtReach St. Croix
Street Address
224 4th St N
Zip Code
(651) 439-1465
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kjellgren Alkire: Artist and researcher; faculty member, Saint Mary's University Winona; Adam Courville: Arts educator and manager, puppeteer; studying for master''s in nonprofit management at Hamline; Shelley Johnson: Theater and dance teacher at Franklin Middle School; Cheryl Kessler: Founder and principal evaluator, Blue Scarf Consulting, LLC; Jessica O'Brien: Associate director, Minnesota Council of Churches’ Mankato refugee services; Dameun Strange: Bush Foundation Community Innovation Team member
Conflict of Interest Disclosed