Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Laura Baker Services
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
February 2013
End Date
March 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To offer a creative form of self-expression for clients. To share a new musical cultural experience with clients and the community. To create a learning experience for college students. To form a social and economic foundation for an ongoing relationship between students and clients.Surveys were given to everyone involved, tailored to provide useful information from each group's perspective. As a form of qualitative evaluation, photos and videos can be viewed at

Measurable Outcome(s)

Students and clients verified that this bridging process was successful and should be continued. Based on the evaluations, a performance component of some sort will provide value for passive involvement as well.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cheryl Buck, Ed Lundstrom, Frank Zastera, Eric Stratton, Bob Bonner, Natalie Chell, Greg Closser, Wayne Eddy, James Gleason, Frank Grazzini, Michael Neso, Gail Jones, Judy Jones, Aggie Pavek, Charles Sewish, Julie Thornheim
Project Overview
Bridging with Taiko
Project Details
Bridging with Taiko.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Laura Baker Services
Street Address
211 Oak St
Zip Code
(507) 645-8866
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Andrea Costopoulos: Rochester Arts Council; Hal Cropp: Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Northland Words; Drue Fergison: musicologist; Ryan Heinritz: Paradise Center; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: City of Rochester Music Department; Deborah Wasmund: mosaic artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Marta Biitner: visual artist; Elizabeth Bucheit: goldsmith; Alan Calavano: musician, historian; Judy Hickey: theatre artist; Carolyn Hiller: arts administrator; Jane Olive: dancer; Kathy Rush: theatre; Philip Taylor: visual artist; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed