Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Northfield Senior Citizens, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2014
End Date
May 2015
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)

Age is a perceived barrier to participation in the arts. Some older people do not think they can do art, and many people of all ages think that older folk do not produce it worthy of their attention. Outcome: Attendance at Northfield Senior Citizens Gallery receptions will increase by 25%.To measure this outcome we will record attendance. At all Northfield Senior Citizens Gallery receptions, as we have done in the past, and will compare these totals for the grant period with the same period last year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Goal to increase gallery attendance by 25% was set as a way to address perceived barriers to appreciation of seniors' artwork. Overall attendance increased by 23.8%, so the goal was essentially met.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Nancy Ashmore, Tom Brawley, Bernard Borene, Bob Craig, Don Diehl, Beth Enden, Duane Everson, Gerry Gengenbach, Bill Gruszewski, Dorothy Hammer, Mary Kormann, Elizabeth Olson, Gordon Simonson, Greg Smith, Phil Winter
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Improved Northfield Senior Citizens Gallery Features Asian Brush Painting
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Northfield Senior Citizens
Street Address
1651 Jefferson Pkwy
Zip Code
(507) 664-3700
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjellgren Alkire: art faculty Winona State University; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Words Players Theatre; Julie Fakler: Edication Coordinator Paradise Center for the Arts; Larry Gorrell: former dean Saint Mary's University; Connie Nelson: retired music educator; Jane Olive: Mantorville Theatre Company; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Andrea Gaffke: arts administrator; Judy Hickey: Board Children's Dance Theatre; Bill Hoy: playwright, songwriter; David Kassler: musician; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson: curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Joan Sween: novelist, columnist, playwright; Gary Tollers: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed