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Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$54,403
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
American Swedish Institute
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Washington
Isanti
Anoka
Chisago
Scott
Rice
Dakota
Goodhue
Wabasha
Steele
Ramsey
Sherburne
Wright
McLeod
Cook
Itasca
Carlton
Pine
St. Louis
Olmsted
Mower
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Clay
Otter Tail
Kittson
Polk
Cass
Wilkin
Hennepin
Washington
Isanti
Anoka
Chisago
Scott
Rice
Dakota
Goodhue
Wabasha
Steele
Ramsey
Sherburne
Wright
McLeod
Cook
Itasca
Carlton
Pine
St. Louis
Olmsted
Mower
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Clay
Otter Tail
Kittson
Polk
Cass
Wilkin
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
$54,403
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,345,419
Direct expenses
$2,399,822
Administration costs
$9,742
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Grow and stabilize services dedicated to the arts and artists. 2. Provide family, youth, and school programs that focus on arts experiences as a way to help deepen cross-cultural understanding and build a sense of community in the Phillips West neighborhood. 3. Continue a successful handcraft program connecting artists with children and adults. Utilize emerging audience focus groups, ongoing visitor surveys, and program evaluations by participants and partners.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Completed transition of all seven active performing arts groups into new and renovated spaces. 2. Conducted a survey of cultural and educational organizations in Phillips West to deepen dialogue with neighbors and build contacts for intentional partnering for and marketing of arts experiences. On July 24, the American Swedish Institute was awarded the 2012 Best Practices Award by the Association of Midwest Museums for its "depth of community activity and mission-driven focus of programs." 3. Eighty works

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Julia Helgesen, Deb Paulsrud, Terry Pressley, Terrie Thompson, Felecia Boone, Judi Linder, Ryan Davenport, Jennifer McCarthy, Mark Besser, Brad Froslee
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Christiana
Last Name
Stolpestad
Organization Name
American Swedish Institute
Street Address
2600 Park Ave
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55407
Phone
(612) 870-3354
Email
christys@asimn.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
Becky Agnew: Board member, Region 2 Arts Council.; Lawrence Burnett: Choral director and professor of music, Carleton College.; Susan Chandler: Assistant director, Arts Midwest.; Gregory Grinley: Director of development, American Craft Council.; Amy Hunter: Program coordinator, Freshwater Education District Schools. Board member, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Staples Motley Area Arts Council. Personal and professional coach and consultant, artist.; Paula Justich: Program director of arts and cultural management, St Mary's University of Minnesota.; Linda Nelson-Mayson: Director, Goldstein Museum of Design.; Jennifer Penzkover: Coordinator, Saint Cloud Arts Commission.; James Williams: Artistic associate, Pillsbury House Theatre. Co-director and acting coach, Seeds of Change program at Central High School, Central Touring Theatre, and Hennepin County Home School Theatre Project.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No