Arts and Cultural Heritage

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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We have become aware that many people in our audiences cannot hear the performances well. This is a barrier to their participation in an artistic experience. Our goal is to remove that barrier by improving our sound delivery system. We will distribute a questionnaire in the programs of the fall melodrama, asking about the quality of their experience as an audience member.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The audience for these productions included all ages from the wider community. Most of the performers in our productions are seniors; by participating in the arts, these active seniors are healthier, and the community benefits by having its senior population healthy.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mary Auge, Tom Brawley, Bernard Borene, Beth Endert, Duane Everson, Bill Gruszewski, Richard Jackson, Gordon Kelley, Marv Kormann, Elizabeth Olson, Jane Persons, Colleen Press, Greg Smith, Yoshika Soltis, Dan Van Tassel
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Improving Audience Experience at Northfield Senior Citizens Stage Productions
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Northfield Senior Citizens, Inc. AKA Northfield Senior Center
Street Address
1651 Jefferson Pkwy
Zip Code
(507) 664-3700
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