Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,041
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
American Craft Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,041
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,867,992
Direct expenses
$5,867,992
Administration costs
$18,756
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota craft artists will have increased access to economic and professional development opportunities. There will be an increased number of Minnesota artists participating in the ACC Craft Show in Saint Paul and the Holiday Craft Hop in Minneapolis. 2: Minnesotans will have the opportunity to participate in events and activities showcasing the creative community in new and innovative ways. ACC will collect attendance numbers and survey participants to gauge interest, engagement, and enjoyment of the event content.

Measurable Outcome(s)

ACC supported the exposure of Minnesota artists through programming, awards, salons, publications, social media, library resources, and shows. Surveys at events and feedback from show and event attendees and participating artists. In addition, program attendance, membership, library usage, and website traffic levels are also closely tracked with yearly comparisons. 2: ACC built awareness of craft as a cultural resource in Minnesota through programming and communication initiatives - available for free or a minimal charge. Surveys at events and feedback from show and event attendees and participating artists. In addition, program attendance, membership, library usage, and website traffic levels are also tracked with yearly comparisons.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kevin Buchi, Charles E. Duddingston, J. Robert Duncan, Lisbeth Evans, Carl Fisher, Ken Girardini, Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, Charlotte Herrera, Wayne Higby, Ayumi Horie, Giselle Huberman, Lorne Lassiter, Kathryn LeBaron, Wendy Maruyama, Lydia Matthews, Jean W. McLaughlin, Lynda Bourque Moss, Rebecca Myers, Bruce W. Pepich, Carol Sauvion, Kay Savik, Amy Schwartz, Josh Simpson, Gary J. Smith, Michael J. Strand, Christopher R. Taylor, Lucille Tenazas, Folayemi Wilson, Patricia A. Young, Marilyn Zapf
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The American Craft Council's mission is to champion craft.

Project Manager
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Johnson
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
pjohnson@craftcouncil.org
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.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; 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

Michael Arturi: Universal Music Center founder and executive director; Dorothy Belstler: Executive director, Twin Cities Pride; Amy Braford Whittey: Business developer for the arts for HGA; Cheryl Kessler: Founder and principal evaluator, Blue Scarf Consulting, LLC; Colleen LeBlanc: Retired community educator; former Five Wings Regional Arts Council board member; William Miller: History professor at the College of Saint Scholastica, former MSAB board member; Jessica O'Brien: Community engagement manager, Region Nine Development Commission; Elizabeth Jane Olive: Retired nurse and transplant coordinator; community volunteer; costumer; Christi Schmitt: Program coordinator, Saint Paul Public Schools office of multilingual learning; Alexis Walstad, Co-executive director, Karen Organization of Minnesota

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No