Community Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Photography at the Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2013
End Date
May 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 Arts Access

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

Increase visual literacy, research, and technical skills related to photography in ten American Indian youth.In-depth exit interviews conducted with each individual instructor.

Measurable Outcome(s)

After participating in the 10-week course, students exhibited increased knowledge of the fundamentals of photography, particularly portraiture; students, parents and community partners all responded very positively to the culminating exhibition of student work.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Herman Milligan, Tom Reiter, Richard Vogel, Christina Chang, Hal Tearse
Project Overview

Community Arts

Project Details

Funding for a photography program for Native American high school students. Students will partner with mentors to study the history of Native American portraits and learn the technical and artistic skills necessary to create their own photographs. The program will take place in spring 2013.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Photography at the Center
Street Address
2400 2nd St N
Zip Code
(612) 643-3511
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

Craig Harris: organizational development, administration, artist; Greg Bullard: organizational development, administration, finance; Tina Meckel: fundraising, artistic, administration; Mary Elizabeth Lee: artistic, audience development, computer systems; Ellen Cattadoris: fundraising, community service; Yumi Inomata: administration; Pete Driessen: artistic; Erika Herrmann: administration.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed