Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

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

Provide access, deepen art appreciation, acquire skills and create book art. Minnesota Center for Book Arts will measure access, art appreciation and enhanced skills through quantitative data (total participants) and qualitative data (evaluations, and evidence of greater awareness of the book arts). 2: Minnesota artists benefit from advanced learning and greater visibility. Minnesota Center for Book Arts will measure artists' advanced learning and greater visibility from learners' engagement in programming, including Minnesota Center for Book Arts' symposium and exhibition.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Learners benefited from free and low-cost arts access that deepened artistic knowledge, developed skills, and supported the creation of book art. MCBA’s participant evaluations include numerical rankings of instruction, content, student expectations, and arts learning. A vast majority ranked all categories at 5 (Strongly Agree). Commentary praised access to quality studios, and teaching that inspired deepened learning and the continued creation of work; for example, Instructor helped everyone crystallize ideas for their book and offered insights beyond what we could see and was genuinely kind and respectful of everyone’s level of work. 2: Minnesota artists strengthened creative, technical, and conceptual skills in class and at a symposium, and raised their work’s visibility in exhibition. MCBA’s Comprehensive Program Evaluation Plan (CPEP) follows a logic model in a team approach to planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of MCBA initiatives. CPEP measures of teaching success include learner evaluations and post-workshop evaluations by faculty. Indicators include: quantitative rankings of quality instruction, knowledge gained and expectations met; and qualitative feedback concerning learner-specific issues and interest in continued book arts involvement.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dara Beevas, Laurel Bradley, Ronnie Brooks, Mathea K.E. Bulander, Duncan Campbell, Patrick Coleman, Eric Crosby, Valerie Deus, Diane Katsiaficas, Lyndel King, Peggy Korsmo-Kennon, Marci Malzahn, Steven McCarthy, Diane Merrifield, Barbara Portwood, Sherry Poss, Regula Russelle, Ryan Scheife, Odia Wood-Krueger
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
In Minnesota Center for Book Arts's dynamic This is Book Art program, emerging and practicing artists will explore the aesthetic qualities of the book arts in roundtable discussions, customized workshops, a symposium, and an exhibition of work.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Street Address
1011 Washington Ave S Ste 000
Zip Code
(612) 215-2525
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Bradley Althoff: Managing producer, national classical music programs, American Public Media - Minnesota Public Radio; Jeffrey Bleam: Chair; department of theatre and film studies, Saint Cloud State University; Diana Joseph: Associate Professor of English at Minnesota State University - Mankato; Leisa Luis-Grill: Actress, designer and visual artist; Robert Ouren, Dr.: Retired music educator; Gretchen Pick: Artistic director, Young Dance. Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota Department of Dance.; Thomasin Ringler: Associate professor of sculpture, Saint Catherine University; professional artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed