Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Urban Arts Academy
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2011
End Date
July 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
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To increase the respect students have towards themselves, each other, their teachers, and the community; to deepen students' appreciation for cultural diversity through the arts; to provide fun after-school activities for students and increase social support for South Minneapolis families.Teaching artist and staff evaluation; students' ability to respond to concepts taught by artists; student feedback; enrollment; ability to attract donors and grantors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

93 youth participated in free, project-based learning classes and mentored by professional artists; participate attendance in school increased during length of program.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Julia Helgesen, Terry Pressley, Mark Besser, Jennifer McCarthy, Brad Froslee, Deb Paulsrud, Terrie Thompson, Felecia Boone, Judi Linder, Lisa Lindstrom, Nancy Lee Nelson, Jen Ohm, Steve McCarthy, Brooke Tassoni, Sandra Schrick, Megan Hertzler
Project Overview

Arts Expression classes

Project Details

Funding to provide free, bilingual Arts Expression classes after school during the 2012 academic year for up to one-hundred youth in grades K to 8. Classes will take place at the organizationÆs South Minneapolis location.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Urban Arts Academy
Street Address
3901 Chicago Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 827-1641
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