Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Poetry for People
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
July 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
Measurable Outcome(s)

Quantitative: We had over 200 people attend the front yard openings and countless more have passed by the poems/signs. Qualitative: 100% of our homeowners said they want to keep the sign up in their front yard. The Land Trust reported that this project Increased awareness and appreciation for the power of story and community.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Moheb Soliman, Tish Jones, J Otis Powell, Mire Regulus, Molly Van Avery
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding to create an original piece of public art in partnership with City of Lakes Community Land Trust, visual artist Witt Siasoco, poets, and homeowners who have purchased previously foreclosed homes. The project will culminate in hand made “realty” signs and takeaway broadsides with poems for the public.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Van Avery
Organization Name
Poetry for People
Street Address
3505 11th Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 558-7179
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
Mary Grace Flannery: Organizational Development, Administration, Community Development; Teresa Mock: Artistic, Audience Development, Organizational Development; Joan Vorderbruggen: Administration; Alex Legeros: Administration, Artistic; Carrie Christensen: Community Development, Education, Artistic; Toni Wilcox: Education, Administration; Christine Karki: Youth Programming, Education, Artistic; Paul Humiston: Administration; Deneane Richburg: Artistic, Community Education, Marketing.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed