Community Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Blaine
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
May 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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Proposed outcomes include reaching an attendance of 1500 and expand the cultural offerings by 2. Our hope is to reach 90% satisfaction with the cultural entertainment and food. We will have greeters with clickers to count the number of people attending. We will have written surveys and informal feedback to gather satisfaction.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Blaine World Fest 2015 reached a record setting attendance of 2200. We had 16 cultural and informational booths, more than in any previous years. We promoted composting at this event and reduced waste by two cubic yards. We had 40 volunteers help implement the event û more than in any past year.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Shari Kunza, Nate Monahan, Steve Poreda, Mary Jo Truchon, Sursatti Persaud, Pete Yelle, Jun Li, Brian Bohne
Project Overview
Community Arts
Project Details
Funding for the eighth 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 May 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Blaine
Street Address
10801 Town Square Dr
Zip Code
(763) 717-2723
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Jill Anfang: Roseville Parks and Recreation Program Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor, Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education; Anthony Galloway: Actor, storyteller, West Metro Education Program; Jamil Jude: Theatre artist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Coleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Minnesota Public Radio Development Officer; Dameun Strange: Composer and performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
David Harris: Artistic, administration, finance; Carolyn Phelps: Administration, organizational development, community development; Andrea Sjogren: Community education, youth programming, community development; Shauna Dee: Administration, community development, fundraising; Dana LeMoine: Artistic, youth programming, community education; Brie Jonna: Community development, administration; Sarah Paquin: Administration; Ian Cook: Artistic, education; Kate Mohn: Fundraising, administration.