Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

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

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

To explore the arts as a means of self-expression, advocacy and vocation for adults with developmental disabilities; to develop the artistic skills and confidence of Partnership Resources clients; to create partnerships between Partnership Resources clients and the community.Staff, teaching artist, and client feedback; number of art works sold; new projects created as a result of the project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Staff, teaching artist, and client feedback; number of art works sold; new projects created as a result of the project.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lisa Benrud, Michael Blaes, Fred Borstad, Jeffrey Ericson, Kevin Hoffman, Rob LaFleur, Norm Munk, Douglas Murray, Sandra Obermiller, Peter Odegard, Zach Stabenow, James Sweeney, Dana Swindler, Bill Wardwell
Project Overview
Subject: Impressionism
Project Details
Funding for Subject: Impressionism, a series of art classes introducing the works of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists to adults with developmental disabilities. The activities will take place between October 2011 and February 2012 and culminate in a public exhibition of student work.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Partnership Resources, Inc.
Street Address
4200 Park Glen Rd
St Louis Park
Zip Code
(952) 746-6207
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