Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
MacRostie Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
November 2017
End Date
October 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Forty adults with developmental disabilities will feel more connected to their community through the creation and exhibition of art. Attendance will be tracked, and participants will be surveyed/assessed by staff to measure enjoyment and learning and evaluate effects of greater community interaction through art classes and exhibits. 2: MacRostie Art Center and partner Itasca Life Options will expand their ability to deliver quality arts programming to people with disabilities. Partners will document reflections on site visits to other arts organizations creating programming with differently-abled participants. Success will be measured by new classes/experiences developed.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access

Project Details

MacRostie Art Center will partner with Itasca Life Options to develop a community based, multidisciplinary art program for adults with developmental disabilities.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
MacRostie Art Center
Street Address
405 1st Ave NW
Grand Rapids
Zip Code
(218) 326-2697
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. Chair, 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. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Rachel Carlson: Poet, novelist; nominated for Minnesota Book Award; Adam Courville: Puppet program coordinator, PACER Center; studying for master's in nonprofit management at Hamline; Elizabeth Jaakola: Musician; music educator at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College; Annette Lee: Astrophysicist and artist; Arts Board grantee; Kue Xiong: Multidisciplinary artist, digital media producer, and music composer; Ahmed Yusuf: Writer and playwright; Christopher Zlatic: Artist; studio director at The Bindery

Conflict of Interest Disclosed