Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
December 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 Education

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

The quantity and types of arts learning opportunities in the state, and the organizations or venues that offer them increases. Arts learning opportunities are more accessible to Minnesota because barriers to participation have been identified and mitigated. More Minnesotans are engaged in arts learning opportunities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1) Minnesota Center for Book Art developed and presented ten weekend workshops and a free open house in communities around the state in partnerships with Owatonna Arts Center, MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids and Rochester Arts Center in Rochester. 2) We distributed evaluations at each workshop asking for feedback from participants on instructor knowledge and presentation and overall satisfaction of the workshop. We also handed out a survey to instructors and Art Center Staff. A survey from MacRostie Center indicated very positive - we were pleased to see so many people take advantage of the Minnesota Center for Book Art presence and take part in the projects." "A worthwhile and inspiring partnership for an organization - Thank ya for the opportunity!" Minnesota Center for Book Art also received unsolicited positive feedback via email and post. 2: 1) Minnesota Center for Book Art on the Road brought the book arts to meet audiences and students "where they are at" therefore removing the barrier of distance to three communities in greater Minnesota. Workshops were offered to registrants free of charge and the open houses were also free to the public. 2. This outcome was evaluated by reviewing the number of attendees at each location and the amount of visibility for the workshops that was noted in art center websites, newsletters and local media outlets. Our expectations were met overall, with the majority of workshops at capacity at each center."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cathy Ryan, Luca Gunther, Dr. Marguerite Ragnow, Dr. Betty Bright, Jason Inskeep, Pam Johnson, Pat Coleman, Doug Nathan, Toni Brindl Demski, Thomas Streitz, Phyllis Aragaki, Harriet Bart
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Minnesota Center for Book Arts will partner with leading visual arts organizations in three greater Minnesota communities to provide an immersion into the book arts through intensive book arts workshops and free open houses for students and the public.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Street Address
1011 Washington Ave S Ste 100
Zip Code
(612) 215-2525
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mary Baier: Educator and administrator, Minnesota Public Schools. Trainer, Minnesota Principals' Academy.; Scott Bean: Artist, retired art teacher, member of Marcy Arts Partnership.; Anne Dugan: Curator and interim director, Duluth Art Institute. Founder and co-director, Free Range Film Festival.; Joan Eisenreich: Director, Mankato Public Schools Community Education and Recreation program.; Keitha Hamann: Associate professor of music education, University of Minnesota. Research chair, Minnesota Music Educators Association.; Nils Heymann: Art educator, St Thomas University.; Rebecca Meyer-Larson: Director of theater, Moorhead High School and ACT UP Theater.; Heather Miller-Shiell: Director of development and institutional giving, Minnesota Orchestra.; Kirstin Wiegmann: Cultural policy and leadership instructor, St Mary's University. Education and community engagement specialist, Forecast Public Art. Artist and arts consultant.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed