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