Experience Development and Fabrication 1
$1,100,000 the first year and $900,000 the second year are for arts and cultural heritage grants to children's museums. Of this amount, $600,000 the first year and $400,000 the second year are for the Minnesota Children's Museum, $200,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum, $100,000 each year is for the Grand Rapids Children's Museum, and $200,000 each year is for the Southern Minnesota Children's Museum.
1. Children of southern Minnesota will benefit from, for the first time, easy access to learning opportunities, including interaction with art, culture, and heritage, at an informal learning center in their region.2. All Minnesotans can benefit from a greater understanding of our state-wide identity from explorations with the distinct art, culture, and heritage of southern Minnesota.
1. Conceptual development of 12,000 square feet of museum gallery space and detailed exhibit design drawings were completed.
2. Concept description was fleshed out around placement of Dakota content throughout museum indoor/outdoor gallery spaces.
3. Relationships were developed and a large scope of work was completed with local contractors, subcontractors and trade specialists.
4. Other grant funds were leveraged as a result of this effort, providing for the additional development and future installation of Minnesota artists’ works at the museum’s permanent site.
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Grant
Building on the exhibit development community engagement process carried through three successive Legacy grants, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota used the 2013 direct appropriation to prepare for and begin building exhibit components for its permanent facility by combining professional museum expertise with local resources, volunteers, and community involvement.