Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
BreannaÆs Gift
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
August 2015
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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The proposed outcome for this program is to provide arts experiences for as many seriously ill children as possible. A variety of multidisciplinary arts classes for children and their families will be offered at 3 Children's Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House in the Twin Cities.Breanna's Gift anticipates that over 800 children will participate in this program. Our evaluation plan is via feedback from child life staff and the program director at the Children's Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House respectively; there will also be artist/teacher/and volunteer exchange of experiences after working with the children. These exchanges help evaluate what projects and methods of teaching worked well and what might need to be changed when working with the population of sick children and their families.

Measurable Outcome(s)

From November, 2014ùAugust, 2015, our arts program has provided over 40 pairs of dance shoes, 177 costumes, and 234 Art Takeout classes in a box with a total of 1278 young participants. Our artist/teachers learned that although the challenges are diverse and unique based on each child's ability, they discover new ways to adapt and to present their art form to give everyone a positive experience.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Rick Anderson, Billy Gese, Rich Peterson, Monica Stuart, Marsha Ovitz, Judith Burrell, Libby Lincoln, Kathleen Runice, Rhonda Allen, Dianne Siegel
Project Overview

Arts Activities Support

Project Details

Funding for the 2014-2015 arts program, introducing children with cancer and other serious illnesses to the magical world of the arts at four Twin Cities health related facilities.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
BreannaÆs Gift
Street Address
2726C Humboldt Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 871-9075
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Jill Anfang: Roseville Parks and Recreation Program Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor, Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Independent School District 112 Community Education; Anthony Galloway: Actor, Storyteller, West Metro Education Program; Jamil Jude: Theatre Artist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Janice Johnson: Marketing, Organizational Development, Education; Scott Chamberlain: Administration; Christina Dahlheimer: Artistic; Andrea Lubov: Artistic, Administration; Kristin Cooper: Fundraising, Artistic, Administration, Web Design; Hilary Smith: Fundraising, Administration, Marketing; Emily Cole Jones: Fundraising, Artistic, Administration; DA Bullock: Artistic, Marketing.