Community Arts Education Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Great River Arts Association AKA Great River Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Eighty percent or more of learners will have improved their creative skills and gained new knowledge as participants in GRA arts programming. To evaluate program effectiveness, learners will complete a self-assessment of their skills and abilities before and immediately following each class/workshop. 2: Teaching artists will score an average of 80 percent or higher (4 or higher on a scale of 1 to 5) by learners, when asked to rate their effectiveness. At the conclusion of a workshop series or class, participants will be asked to provide input regarding the effectiveness of the teaching artist.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Community Arts Education Support

Project Details

The Great River Arts Association exists to enrich lives by providing arts experiences and services to the people of Morrison County and the surrounding communities.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Great River Arts Association AKA Great River Arts
Street Address
122 1st St SE PO Box 157
Little Falls
Zip Code
(320) 632-0960
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer at -Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Vicki Chepulis: Cofounder and former executive director, Trollwood Performing Arts School, Fargo-Moorhead; board member, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center; executive committee member, Rural Arts and Culture Summit; Joanna Cortright: Independent arts education consultant; Alison Good: Former commercial artist, educator and administrator; active community volunteer; Alyssa Melby: Executive director, Northfield Arts guild; Jamie Schwaba: Managing director, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; Gregory Smith: Business operations manager, the Fitzgerald Theater

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600