Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Nemeth Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
October 2012
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

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We intend to increase our public exposure in a professional and consistent manner and to increase our membership through this exposure in order to continue to provide quality art to the public at no charge. We want to make the Art Center easier to find and make it more visible and welcoming to visitors in our area.We will see a direct correlation between our marketing efforts and the growing number of supporting members. We started with 27 members in 2010 when our new director came on board and have seen the numbers steadily rising. Currently we have 92 supporting members. Our goal is 500 supporting members and 2,500 visitors by the end of the 2012 season.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Due to a changeover in leadership, creating the changes we sought within one season was not possible. We feel strongly that we will be closer to the original goals by the end of next season as we establish ourselves as a high-quality center for contempora

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
LouAnn Muhm, Sandy Fynboh, Chris Jessen, Shelly Mahowald, Paul Albright, Lorelei Kraft, Kristin Fake, Brita Sailer, Aaron Spangler, Andrew Thomason
Project Overview
Publicity for Identity Change of the Nemeth Art Center
Project Details
Funds will assist the Nemeth Art Center in creating a new identity through a new logo, signage and the development and distribution of printed material.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Nemeth Art Center
Street Address
301 Court Ave PO Box 328
Park Rapids
Zip Code
(218) 237-5900
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: Visual Artist, Sculptor, Springboard Artist Career Counselor; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Arts Advocate; Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Lois Schaedler: Visual Artist, Filmmaker, Photographer, Craft Artist; Mary Guardipee: Sign Designer, Visual Artist, Craft Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson; Visual Artist, Sculptor, Springboard Artist Career Counselor; Diana McLain; Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Malotte Backer; Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Prenevost; Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Leah Prussia; Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Bernice Mitchell; Theatrical Artist, Dancer, Craft Artist;
Conflict of Interest Disclosed