Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Northfield AKA Northfield Arts and Culture Commission
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,894
Direct expenses
$12,894
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Meet or exceed the participation levels of previous contests. Increase kick-off and capstone event participation. Imprint 8-10 more new poems in Northfield sidewalks where they are accessible to all. Try to ascertain degree of increased interest (if any) in other arts due to this project. Count the number of poets participating, the number of poems submitted, and kick-off and capstone participants. Document in print and online the installation of the new poems in our city sidewalks. Gauge degree of transferred interest through survey questions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of submissions improved and the quality remained high. Some poem boxes were completely empty by the end of the event. Attendance increased. More poems were installed than originally anticipated.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Danny Allin, Dan Dressen, Jimm Ewald, Bonnie Jean Flom, Renee Giza, Mark Gleason, Karna Hauck, Rose Mibus, Ruthie Nelson, Philip Spensley, Tim Vick
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Northfield Sidewalk Public Poetry Project 2015
Project Manager
First Name
Philip
Last Name
Spensley
Organization Name
City of Northfield AKA Northfield Arts and Culture Commission
Street Address
801 Washington St
City
Northfield
State
MN
Phone
(507) 645-1801
Email
pspensley@me.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; 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; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Jon Swanson: curator; Joan Sween: author; Philip Taylor: artist; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848