Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,802
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Midway Contemporary Art
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
Washington
Dakota
Scott
Carver
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Hennepin
Ramsey
Anoka
Washington
Dakota
Scott
Carver
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
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
$12,802
Other Funds Leveraged
$490,999
Direct expenses
$503,801
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Provide opportunities for a number of artists annually to present their work in a professional gallery setting and receive critical acclaim in the wider field. 2. Attract visitors to the gallery and library. 3. Realize our exhibition season and projects within the budgetary frameworks established by our board. 4. Conduct periodic artist surveys to gauge the overall experience of exhibiting artists. 5. See later success of our artists as they move on to produce exhibitions at major museums and galleries. Track attendance at exhibitions, events, and in our library; track electronic audience; assess budget; evaluate artist responses to surveys and community feedback; measure community support; evaluate reviews and articles.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. We presented the work of eight artists in one group exhibition and four solo exhibitions. 2. The gallery and library were visited by an audience of 8,000. 3. We realized our season within the budgetary framework established by our staff and board of directors. 4. Artists were overwhelmingly positive regarding their experiences at Midway, and our community received them enthusiastically; the Star Tribune review of Jochen Lempert asserted that his photographs "allow one to see, and contemplate, again." Mor

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sally Blanks, John Christakos, Leslie Cohan, Toby Dayton, Matthew Fitzmaurice, Isa Gagarin, Michelle Grabner, Randy Hartten, Katharine Kelly, Chris Larson, Kati Lovaas, Alan Polsky, Jay Swanson
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Rasmussen
Organization Name
Midway Contemporary Art
Street Address
527 2nd Ave SE
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55414-1103
Phone
(612) 605-4504
Email
johnr@midwayart.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
No