Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$140,069
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
American Craft Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Ramsey
Anoka
Scott
Carver
Washington
Dakota
Blue Earth
Becker
Beltrami
Big Stone
Brown
Carlton
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Dodge
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Morrison
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Redwood
Rice
Roseau
Sherburne
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Wabasha
Waseca
Winona
Wright
Hennepin
Ramsey
Anoka
Scott
Carver
Washington
Dakota
Blue Earth
Becker
Beltrami
Big Stone
Brown
Carlton
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Dodge
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Morrison
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Redwood
Rice
Roseau
Sherburne
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Wabasha
Waseca
Winona
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$140,069
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,049,931
Direct expenses
$5,190,000
Administration costs
$21,010
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Increase attendance at the annual American Craft Council Saint Paul Show. 2. Conduct workshops, seminars, and discussions on craft at events that are open to all Minnesotans. 3. Build greater inclusivity through partnerships, outreach to artists of color, and improved access through programming, social media, and the Web. Test methods for collecting feedback from patrons at the 2012 American Craft Council Saint Paul Show. Survey the membership regularly. Conduct a series of listening events around the country.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. The American Craft Council contacted thirty-eight schools, sixty-six galleries, thirty-three Greater Minnesota arts organizations, and eight regional arts councils to build relationships and distribute 500 tickets to the 2012 American Craft Council Saint Paul Show. The attendees numbered 8,531, consistent with 2011. Four hundred and twenty-five new members joined. Forty-five Minnesota artists were involved in the show. 2. Two listening sessions, with fifty Minnesota artists, informed a new strategic plan. Three hundred fifty people attended free Salon Series events. Craft presentations at the annual show expanded into all-day craft stations with working artists. 3. The American Craft Council partnered with the Minnesota Woodturners Association, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Northern Clay Center, potekglass, and the Textile Center. Engaging artists of color began with outreach to the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent and the Chinese American Association of Minnesota. A redesigned Web site was launched, drawing 91% more Minnesota hits than in 2011. The American Craft Council Library Digital Collections database was launched and promoted, and visits numbered 17,378 in April alone.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Barbara Berlin, Susie Brandt, Sonya Clark, Corinna Cotsen, Leilani Lattin Duke, Robert Duncan, Lisbeth Evans, James Hackney Jr., Charlotte Herrera, Stuart Kestenbaum, Michael Lamar, Stoney Lamar, Barbara Laughlin, Marlin Miller, Michael Monroe, Sara S. Morgan, Alexandra Moses, Gabriel Ofiesh, Sylvia Peters, Judy Pote, Tommie Rush, Cindi Strauss, Jamienne Studley, Thomas Turner, Damian Velasquez, Barbara Waldman, Namita Gupta Wiggers
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Elissa
Last Name
Chaffee
Organization Name
American Craft Council
Street Address
1224 Marshall St NE Ste 200
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55413
Phone
(612) 206-3125
Email
echaffee@craftcouncil.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Lawrence Adams: Principal at LarsonAllen, LLP; Dianne Brennan: Director of development, Guthrie Theater. Member of the board of directors of Mixed Blood Theatre, and National Corporate Theatre Fund.; Beth Burns: Executive director, Lutheran Music Program, Inc. Board member, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Minnesota Music Coalition.; Anna Johnson: Independent arts consultant; Brian Jose: Executive director of fine arts programming, College of St Benedict/St John's University.; Herman Milligan, Jr: Consultant, board member for Artspace Projects, Independent Feature Project Minnesota, The Givens Foundation, and The Soap Ractory.; Richard Robbins: Director, Good Thunder Reading Series, and Director of Creative Writing MFA program at Minnesota State University Mankato.; Jeff Stevenson: Executive director, Great River Shakespeare Festival.; Sharon Tracy: Arts educator, Buffalo High School Art Magnet program. Secretary, Central Minnesota Arts Board.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes