Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,285
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Kennedy Community Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kittson
Marshall
Kittson
Marshall
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,285
Other Funds Leveraged
$690
Direct expenses
$6,975
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increases through 70 people participating as artist/teacher or mural painting volunteers. Evaluation will occur through an artist and participant questionnaire; interviews; notes related to personal observations; and audience, artist, and youth count.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We counted no fewer than 24 different adults from the area who stopped by, watched, and discussed what was happening with the artists as they worked on the mural, which was unexpected. We asked the artist director of the mural project to provide her evaluation in narrative form. The artists indicated it was their most substantial project to date. "It's cool to see all these older ladies doing a project like this. Makes me feel like you're never too old to try something new."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jeanne Cooney, Gary Bostad, Duane Peterson, Gail Larson, Greg Mitziga
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
Pay for a community mural painted by senior-citizen artists from around the area, and for four art classes taught by those same senior-citizen artists.
Project Manager
First Name
Jeanne
Last Name
Cooney
Organization Name
Kennedy Community Center
Street Address
408 Atlantic Ave N  
City
Kennedy
State
MN
Zip Code
56733
Phone
(651) 757-7567x  
Email
kennedycommunitycenter@mail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Bill Kirkeby: band instructor; Bruce Reeves: college professor, arts advocate; Charles Erickson: librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Deanna Swendseid: performing arts volunteer; Elizabeth Rockstad: visual artist; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; Jennifer Bakken-Brees: videographer; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Bill Kirkeby: band instructor; Bruce Reeves: college professor, arts advocate; Charles Erickson: librarian; Elizabeth Rockstad: visual artist; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No