Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Musikgarten of Anoka
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
August 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will consider our project a success artistically if most children and adults are joyfully engaged by the music and movement in our classes. We will consider the project a success financially if the classes are full or nearly full, if the next session is full or nearly full, and if our collaboration with The Farmstead for intergenerational classes continues.Questionnaires completed by parents and grandparents attending with their children/grandchildren as to musical and other progress they observe their children making as a result of the classes. Interview with Cassie Peterson, recreation director at The Farmstead, and her staff asking for their observations of the older adults in regards to mood, socialization, balance, memory, cognition. Board meeting assessing questionnaire responses, interview with The Farmstead staff, enrollment numbers for classes, and financial outcomes of the project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

100% of parents/grandparents who filled out questionnaires related that they and their children found the class to be a joyful experience. For the Winter/Spring Semester our enrollment was 62 children out of the proposed 80 children enrolled and for the Summer Session, 78 out of the goal of 100 children were enrolled in our classes, so we did not meet our enrollment or financial goals.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ginny Jacobson, Nancy Benz, Barb Carlson, June Anderson, Claire Johnson, Curt Johnson, Bob Quist
Project Overview

Arts Activities Support

Project Details

Funding for the Winter/Spring and Summer sessions of classes in music and movement for children and families in Anoka County. The session include a new intergenerational music class at The Farmstead, an African music class, and a class for youth with spec

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Musikgarten of Anoka
Street Address
1923 3rd Ave S
Zip Code
(763) 576-6649
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Julie Andersen: Executive Director, Eagan Art House; Jill Anfang: Program Director, Roseville Parks and Recreation; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor and Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Paul Creager: Saint Paul Public Schools Administrator, Square Lake Film Festival Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake Savage Community Education; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Margaret Rog: Consultant and Grant Writer; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Beth Starbuck: Vocal Performer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Susan Rotilie: Education, Artistic, Volunteerism; Ken Coy: Artistic, Education, Community Development; Tom Borrup: Community Education, Organizational Development, Administration; Mark Hinds: Artistic, Administration; Karen Charles: Artistic, Education, General Management; Doug Tiede: Fundraising, Administration, Organizational Development; Sara Marsh: Artistic, Organizational Planning, Administration, Education; Megan Losure: Education, Youth Programming, Artistic.