Minnesota's Legacy

Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

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

ACHF Arts Access 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)

The target audience is high school students through senior citizens. New skills will be acquired in various art mediums. Teachers will be given the opportunity to grow in their ability to teach their art passion and learn how to inspire others. There will be a measurable increase in classes, participants, and studio memberships. Participants will fill out surveys at the end of a class to determine what skills they learned and how they perceived the experience working with their artist-teacher. A class administrator will observe the class atmosphere; making special note of student engagement, skills learned, teaching methods, and the quality of the hands-on experiences the artists provided.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We had 45 adults and 8 youth participate and of those 8 became regular studio members. From their surveys and from observation of the classes by the project director, we saw students grow in their confidence and knowledge as artists. Not only did they learn new skills and techniques, but they were excited about the art-making process.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Rick Moore, Thomas Jones, Verlyn Strenge, Audrey Emmel, Julie Sundquist, John Nelson, Sherry Hjelle, Tim Shamp, Brenda Rouland, Brian Engebretson
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Clear Waters Life Center Gonvick to offer a variety of Monday art classes to provide access to high quality art experiences for area residents.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Clear Waters Life Center
Street Address
256 2nd Ave SW
Zip Code
(218) 776-2789
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts appreciator, arts advocate; Justin Holley: Literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, theatrical artist; Joseph Allen: Art professor, photographer, traditional native crafts artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Linda Kaul: Craft artist, theatrical artist, folk dancer; Jill Johnson: Literary artist, musician; Sandra Roman: Arts educator, visual artist, literary artist; Mary Boomgaarden: Photographer, film artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual artist, photographer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual Artist, Photographer; Patt Rall: Arts Columnist, Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Visual Artist; Delana Smith: Visual Artist, Dancer, Bead Artist, Regalia Artist.