Community Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
International Festival of Burnsville
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2012
End Date
August 2013
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

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Conduct a community event designed to promote and celebrate cultural diversity through sharing of art, food and music of varied cultures represented in and around Burnsville.Artist survey, audience survey, after event meeting.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Sixty-four performing and visual artists representing 26 countries participated in the event; 2100 audience members attended the event; there were 15 cultural exhibits; 70 guests attended the Artists Opening Reception at the gallery.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jeremy Cohen, Polly Carl, Daniella Topol, Christopher Smith, Erika Eklund
Project Overview
Community Arts
Project Details
Funding for the International Festival of Burnsville featuring cultural displays of art, traditional dress, ethnic foods, and music and dance performances. The festival will be held at Nicollet Commons Park and the Burnsville Performing Arts Center in July 2013.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
International Festival of Burnsville
Street Address
100 Civic Center Pkwy
Zip Code
(612) 308-9038
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Executive Director of Eagan Art House; Jill Anfang: Program Director at Roseville Parks and Recreation; Melissa Brechon: retired Carver County Libraries Director; Bethany Brunsell: music teacher and performer; Kathy Busch: realtor, Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Paul Creager: Saint Paul Public Schools Administrator, Square Lake Film Festival Director; Erika Eklund: HGA Architects; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Independent School District 112 Community Education; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake Savage Community Education; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Margaret Rog: consultant, grant writer; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Beth Starbuck: vocal performer; Dameun Strange: composer, performer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathy Mattson: community arts, multidisciplinary, organizational development, volunteerism, fundraising; Dawn Ridgway: dance, theatre, multidisciplinary, general management, audience development, artistic; Alejandra Pelinka: visual arts, community arts, general management, artistic, volunteerism; Peter Carlson: music, artist; Mary Beth King: theatre, music, multidisciplinary, artist, organizational development, general management; Pam Braunwarth: ceramics, artistic; Ruth Virkus: theatre, artist, general management; Karl Diekman: music, artist, general management.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed