Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2011
End Date
April 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To use art as a powerful medium for representing the realities of war; to create a high-quality, accessible exhibition of curated visual artwork for Minnesotans; to explore the under-represented viewpoint of the Iraqi female and foster dialogue about the continuing impact of Iraq War and the need for healing.Audience evaluation forms; evaluation forms completed by participating artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Audiences were moved by the harsh realities of life in a post-war Iraq and felt that the provocative show was visually stunning.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Hayv Kahraman, Sama Alshaibi, Rheim Alkady, Dena Al-Adeeb, Julie Adnan, Tricia Khutoretsky, Luke Wilcox, Kathy McKay
Project Overview
Iraqi women artists exhibition
Project Details
Funding for a curated visual arts exhibition featuring the art of five contemporary Iraqi women artists. The exhibition will take place at Intermedia Arts in February and March 2012.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
Street Address
416 E Hennepin Ave Ste 116
Zip Code
(952) 545-9981
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Scott Swanson: Arts Activities Support, River Valley Theatre Company; Alan Berks: Playwright, Communications Director, Pillsbury House Theater; Sunny Chanthanouvong: Executive Director, Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota; Heather Everhart: Arts Activities, Program Assistant, Arts Midwest; Adam Napoli-Rangel: music recording producer; Eve Wolf: Visual artist; Emily Zimmer: Teaching artist, Children's Theatre Company; Patty Zurlo: Professor of Arts Management, Saint Mary's University, Attorney.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jill Anfang: City of Roseville assistant parks and recreation director; Heather Beal: free-lance architectural writer; Melissa Brechon: retired Carver County Library system director; Kathy Busch: realtor, Shakopee School Board member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits director of operations and human resources; Paul Creager: Gordon Parks High School teacher and administrator, Square Lake Film Festival director; Erika Eklund: Playwrights'Center director of external relations; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Community Theatre Managing Director; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake-Savage school district program specialist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy executive director; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation Project Manager; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Childrens Theatre Company director of institutional giving; Margaret Rog: free-lance grant writer and organizational development consultant; Beth Starbuck: retired consultant; Dameun Strange: free-lance musician and composer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law assistant director of Career and Professional Development.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed