Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Northfield AKA Northfield Arts and Culture Commission
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To encourage participation in the literary arts for all Northfield residents and students enrolled in Northfield schools and colleges. To expose poetry to the general public by installing it permanently in sidewalks throughout the community. We will count the number of participants who submit poems and compare that number with previous years' submissions. We will keep track of the number of poems actually installed and the areas of the city where they are located.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of submissions remained stable and the quality remained high. Some poem boxes were completely empty by the end of the event. Attendance was increased. More poems were installed than originally anticipated.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Danny Allin, Olivia Archambault, David Carter, Jill Ewald, Bonnie Jean Flom, Cynthia Gilbertson, Mark Gleason, Jeriya Goerwitz, Paula Granquist, Karna Hauck, Angela Lauterbach, Tim Vick
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Northfield Sidewalk Poetry Project 2016
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Northfield AKA Northfield Arts and Culture Commission
Street Address
801 Washington St
Zip Code
(507) 645-1801
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: art business owner; Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator; Joan Sween: playwright; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: arts administrator; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848