Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Friends of Way Park
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
November 2016
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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Introduce music to more impoverished youth and those with disabilities. Show how city parks can contribute to this. City parks serve all; the plaza Introduces music to some who cannot afford or access it because of social stigmas schools and private music organizations perpetuate. Event visitors will fill out questionnaires on demographics, performances, and family members' experiences with the music plaza. We will also develop a systematic form and schedule for volunteers to record information about plaza use. A St Olaf collaboration should produce more assessment.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Northfield Rotary Outdoor Musical Plaza
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The Friends of Way Park
Street Address
908 1st St W PO Box 342
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: performance artist; John Becker: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: operations manager, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: secretary, Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: visual artist; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Kathleen Peterson, playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Joan Sween: author; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter