Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-Children's Museums (State Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,277
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,273
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Fund Administration
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Law 2011 (Special Session), Chp. 6, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 8
Appropriation Language

Children's Museums Grants. $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-Children's Museums. The board of directors shall solicit proposals and award grants to children's museums for projects and programs that maintain or promote our cultural heritage.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,277
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Law 2011 (Special Session), Chp. 6, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 8
Appropriation Language

Children's Museums Grants. $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-Children's Museums. The board of directors shall solicit proposals and award grants to children's museums for projects and programs that maintain or promote our cultural heritage.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,273
Project Overview

Per Minnesota Law, the Minnesota Humanities Center administers a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-Children's Museums. The Humanities Center uses a portion of the funds to provide grants administration, including releasing an RFP, overseeing the proposal process, coordination of the independent review panel, agreement drafting, financial and program monitoring, and reporting.

Project Manager
First Name
Elizabeth
Last Name
de Soto
Organization Name
Minnesota Humanities Center
Street Address
987 Ivy Avenue East
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55106
Phone
651-772-4263
Email
elizabeth@mnhum.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

 Michele Callahan (2013 grant round only) is Director of Administrative Affairs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). In addition to her duties as director of administrative affairs, she also manages board relations for the museum and serves as a staff officer on the MIA Board of Trustees as its Assistant Secretary. Ms. Callahan has been with the MIA since 1995, and has worked in museum administration for over 25 years.

Kaywin Feldman (2012 grant round only) currently serves as the Director and President of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Ms. Feldman has more than 15 years of experience leading major art museums and expanding collections and transforming relationships with surrounding communities.

Joanne Jones-Rizzi currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Ms. Jones-Rizzi has more than 25 years of experience in exhibit design and community engagement in both children’s and science museums.

Lyndel King (2013 grant round only) has been director and chief curator at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota since 1981. She is also an adjunct professor in art history and professor of museum studies. Prior to her work at the Weisman, Ms. King worked as director of exhibitions and museum programs for Control Data Corporation and as an exhibition coordinator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Daniel Spock (2012 grant round only) currently serves as the Director of the Minnesota Historical Society’s History Center Museum. Mr. Spock’s more than 25 years in the museum field include experience as an exhibit designer, an exhibit developer, and public program leadership and administration.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No