Community Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Nordic Heritage Club
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
September 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 Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To celebrate Nordic culture; to expose audiences to new music; to elicit audience participation in a complex event; to educate about Nordic culture and folklore.The festival will be evaluated artistically by the planning committee and participating musicians; verbal feedback from audience; attendance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

700 people attended the Nordic Music Festival which featured 10 local groups representing different Nordic countries and a Nordic native from Norway.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Burton Johnson, Carolyn Spargo, Marilyn Braun, Sharon Eklund, Josephine Mihelich, Richard Kellor, Wendy Biorn
Project Overview
Nordic Music Festival
Project Details
Funding for the fourth annual Nordic Music Festival modeled after a traditional Nordic fiddlerÆs festival. The event will take place at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park in September 2012.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Nordic Heritage Club
Street Address
C/O Carolyn Spargo 3225 Mcknight Rd
Zip Code
(952) 443-3312
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Emily Foxen: Events Coordinator, Weisman Art Museum; Julie Kuenzel: Community Education, District 108; Larry Pint: New Prague Arts Council; Bob Thomas: Chaska Valley Theater; Mary Jo Truchon: Blaine Arts Council; Justine Pearson: Intern, Minnesota Public Radio; Jeanne Schwartz: Rosemount Area Arts Council; Kay Augustine: Director of Arts Education, Iowa Arts Council.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jill Anfang: City of Roseville assistant parks and recreation director; Heather Beal: free-lance architectural writer; Melissa Brechon: retired Carver County Library system director; Kathy Busch: realtor, Shakopee School Board member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits director of operations and human resources; Paul Creager: Gordon Parks High School teacher and administrator, Square Lake Film Festival director; Erika Eklund: Playwrights'Center director of external relations; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Community Theatre Managing Director; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake-Savage school district program specialist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy executive director; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation Project Manager; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Childrens Theatre Company director of institutional giving; Margaret Rog: free-lance grant writer and organizational development consultant; Beth Starbuck: retired consultant; Dameun Strange: free-lance musician and composer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law assistant director of Career and Professional Development.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed