Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Rochester Community and Technical College AKA RCTC Life Program
Recipient Type
State Government
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 ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

At least 90% of program participants will state that the workshops helped them to improve their creative writing skills. This project will be an affordable option for community members. At least 90% of program participants will rate workshops as having high or very high quality.A video record of the Capstone Writer's Read event will be done as a way of showing the impact of these workshops on participants and their writing ability. We will use onsite surveys to determine participant responses to workshops. Each workshop will include a class evaluation.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In participant surveys, 97 percent of workshop participants said that the workshops helped them improve their creative writing skills. Also, 97 percent rated the workshops as being of "high" or "very high" quality.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bill Bakken, Don Borcherding, Tom Brinkman, Carolyn Chaapel, Jon Closson, Kay Cooper, Ramona Digre, Pat Farrell, Kay Fockler, Steve Frytak, Tom Gaffey, Marita Heller, Rick Musser, Judy Pease, Pixy Russell, Ione Schloegel, Judith Taylor, Steve Troutman, Pa
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
The LIFE Writing Project
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Rochester Community and Technical College AKA RCTC LIFE Program
Street Address
851 30th Ave SE Box 50
Zip Code
(507) 280-3157
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