Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 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 2017
End Date
December 2017
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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We have significant contest participation among Northfield students at all levels. We will reach out more intentionally to the following groups when we publicize the contest (documenting those contacts): community elders and non-English speakers. We will employ the following assessment strategies: data collection, observation, and interviews. We will be intentional in bringing these methods of evaluation to locations convenient for the groups to whom we are reaching out.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We set a new record with 156 poems being submitted to the contest. We experienced the largest turnout ever for this Capstone event - our 7th. Based on feedback received, we have increased the appreciation of the literary arts in Northfield.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Danny Allin, Ann Beimers, Jill Ewald, Bonnie Jean Flom, Cynthia Gilbertson, Mark Gleason, Jariya Goerwitz, Paula Granquist, Karna Hauck, Alyssa Herzog Melby, Hannah Singh, Kent McWilliams, Tim Vick
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

Northfield Sidewalk Public Poetry Project 2017

Project Manager
First Name
Bonnie Jean
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Northfield Arts and Culture Commission
Street Address
801 Washington St
Zip Code
(507) 645-1801
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; John Becker: art business owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Northland Words; Julie Fakler: Director of Operations at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Lee Gundersheimer: theatre artist and director; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Carter Martin, arts administrator; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed