Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Square Lake Film and Music Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
October 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)

45 performing musicians, 2 sound techs, 1 A/V tech, 42 locally-made films (of which each film has about 3-4 principal artists), 400 attendees, 50 volunteers participated: about 550 people directly participated in the programming. We also explore additional screening opportunities for the films to a broader Minnesota audience on Pioneer TV and other screenings. 65% of our attendees were new.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Anna Rodell, Paul Corts, Sam Ziemer
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for the 2015 Square Lake Film and Music Festival, a daylong, outdoor celebration of Minnesota-made music and film held on a scenic 25-acre hobby farm near Stillwater. The festival will take place in August 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Square Lake Film and Music Festival
Street Address
13363 Partridge Rd N
Zip Code
(651) 204-0775
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
Nathan Daniels: Artistic, Education, Youth Programming; Ben Krywosz: Artistic, Administration, Education; Heidi Larson: Administration, Marketing, Fundraising; Alan Berks: Artistic, Marketing, Education; Sofia Lorraine: Administration, Fundraising; Sara Udvig: Artistic; Natalie Madgy: Administration, Education, Artistic; Jocinda Gaynor: Artistic, Youth Programming, Community Education; Becky Franklin: Administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Jeff Prauer (651) 645-0402