Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Madonna Living Community
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2013
End Date
November 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)

Madonna Towers will for the first time have local artwork hanging to ponder and enjoy. This has not been available to the residents who live there in the past. This projects economically supports several Southeastern Minnesota artists that will not have this opportunity available to them without this funding.Madonna Towers will measure the outcomes with a survey and interviews with some open-ended questions. They will be inviting residents, community members and friends of residents to participate. Madonna Towers staff will also document conversations about the art that they overhear during everyday activities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Provided income to ten local artists by purchasing 12 pieces of artwork through the grant, hanging the artwork in the campus center for resident and visitor viewing, highlighting the artists at an event to honor them which allowed them to sell their art at the event.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Justin Anderson, Chris Boldt, Mark Breneman, Timothy Geilser, Generose Gervais, Gerald Mahon, Lisa Mauer, Mark Noble, Michael OÆBrien, Bill Ryan, Diane Swinghammer, Dale Thompson, Michael Troska, Tom Wente
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Art for Health and Wellness
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Madonna Living Community
Street Address
4001 19th Ave NW
Zip Code
(507) 288-3911
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance and literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer and public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: Secretary Harmony Arts Board; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist and former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician and General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: president Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: board Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright and songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson; curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Loretta Verbout; board secretary Mantorville Art Guild.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed