Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Rochester Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Adolescence Through the Lens
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
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)

25 students; 3 artists; 2,500-3,000 in community audience. Arts access serves as vital component to academic achievement and an effective education. Engages at-risk students exhibiting behavior or having living circumstances not best supported in traditional learning settings.Stories: Image narratives. Behavior: Consistent attendance; competition of assignment. Surveys: By students, pre-and post-project. Video/audio interview: Of students in the project setting. Data: 40-50 framed photographs; exhibition installation: catalog publication.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project represents the Alternative Learning Center's first-ever arts program. Teen students in Rochester who are experiencing difficulties in attending and progressing through the academic and social requirements of a public school education are rarely afforded the opportunity to participate in structured, systematic, and intentional art education activities.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Christine Armstrong, Tracy Austin, Sheila Broughton, Ann Chafoulias, Manuel DeAngel, Betty Devine, Mary Dunlap, Anastasia Hopkins Folpe, Larry Guse, Cheryl Hadaway, David P. Herbert, Stephen Lehmkuhl, D.C. Mangum, Jr., Timothy Monaghan, Kim Norton, Bradle
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Rochester Art Center
Street Address
40 Civic Center Dr SE
Zip Code
(507) 282-8629
Administered By
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2778 D Commerce Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901

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