Community Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Blaine
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
September 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes: 1600 participants, 10 food vendors, 8 entertainment/artist groups and 95% positive audience feedback.Evaluation Plan: participant count, electronic survey on our website, observation by staff, written and verbal feedback from artists, performers, and vendors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

World Fest had many positive outcomes including the networking of vendors, artists, performers, and audience members; the addition of organic composting to appeal to audience members with a global interest; and the broad diversity of entertainers, vendors, and audience members. Over 1,000 individuals attended the event, with over 110 artists performing or presenting fine arts and crafts.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Shari Kunza, Nate Monahan, Jerome Krieger, Mary Jo Truchon, Jun Li, Brian Bohne, Sursatti Pursaud
Project Overview
Community Arts
Project Details
Funding for the seventh annual Blaine World Fest Celebration, a public event exploring the cultural arts and ethnicities that currently exist in the city. The event will take place in September 2014.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Blaine
Street Address
10801 Town Square Dr á
Zip Code
(763) 717-2723
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Executive Director, Eagan Art House; Jill Anfang: Program Director, Roseville Parks and Recreation; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor and Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Paul Creager: Saint Paul Public Schools Administrator, Square Lake Film Festival Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake Savage Community Education; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Margaret Rog: Consultant and Grant Writer; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Beth Starbuck: Vocal Performer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Laura Tahja Johnson: General Management, Organizational Planning, Audience Development; Pat Teiken: General Management, Organizational Development, Fundraising; Dawn Ridgway: General Management, Audience Development, Artistic; Linda Dorn: Artistic; Jeanne Schwartz: Organizational Development, General Management, Community Education; Hayley Johnson: Audience Development, Fundraising, General Management; Peter Stein: Artistic, Organizational Development, General Management; Nicholas Ellison: Education, Artistic; Justin Merritt: Education.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed