Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Reach for Resources, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2011
End Date
December 2011
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 Arts Access

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

To provide students with developmental disabilities unique, specialized art instruction; to give participants an opportunity to showcase their talents; to provide opportunities for participants to participate more fully in their communities.Teaching artist feedback; staff feedback; whether each participant is able to produce at least one piece to be shown in the culminating exhibition.

Measurable Outcome(s)

All participants displayed an original work of art at the Art Showcase; 120 attendees came to the exhibit; this project highlighed the interest in arts education among the population that Reach for Resources serves.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Patrick Boley, Kari Schamber, Erin Kober, Andy Weinstein, Christala JB Culhane, Sharla Duerre, Ben Hirsch, Gary Johnson, Maxine Skold, Melissa Rahn, Jill Menke
Project Overview
Art Abilities
Project Details
Funding for Art Abilities, a four-part workshop introducing teens and adults with developmental disabilities to a variety of fine art forms. Workshops will take place at the Brooklyn Center Community Center in October and November 2011 and culminate in an art exhibition at the Minnetonka Community Center in December.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Reach for Resources, Inc.
Street Address
1001 Hwy 7 Ste 235
Zip Code
(952) 988-4177
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Scott Chamberlain: Musician and arts administrator, One Voice Mixed Chorus; Ellen Draeger: Musician and arts administrator, Lutheran Music Program; Jennifer Ilse: Co-artistic director, OffLeash Area dance and theater company; Alecia Leonard: Community education administrator and youth programming specialist; Mike Mason: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts staff; Dawn Ridgway: Dance performer and educator and arts administrator; Becky Ten Brink: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra staff.
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