Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
River Arts Alliance
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

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

Provide access to participation in the arts for more Minnesotans. Raise the quality, types and number of arts opportunities in our region, including an increase in the organizations or venues that offer them. Video/audio recordings, still photos, interviews, observed behavior change, data collection (attendance at Community Paint-in).

Measurable Outcome(s)

The design and content creates a sense of celebration functioning as a gateway to Levee Park depending a public appreciation for public art. People discover the connection with the river through reflection. It is appealing to all ages because of the bright colors. The goal of community participation shows with the background murals.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
David Bittner, Heidi Bryant, Jean Dowd, Vicki Englich, Ted Faust, Cherie Harkenrider, Greg Peterson, Jamie Schell, Jamie Schwaba, Tove Wiggs
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Hiawatha Band Communications Fence Project
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
River Arts Alliance
Street Address
625 Walnut St
Zip Code
(507) 454-1215
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