Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,507
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Northern Clay Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Ramsey
Dakota
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Olmsted
Winona
Houston
Roseau
St. Louis
Cook
Chisago
Washington
Hennepin
Ramsey
Dakota
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Olmsted
Winona
Houston
Roseau
St. Louis
Cook
Chisago
Washington
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
$49,507
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,565,327
Direct expenses
$1,614,834
Administration costs
$7,426
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.65
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. The arts are interwoven into every facet of community life. 2. Minnesotans believe the arts are vital to who we are. 3. People of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities participate in the arts. 4. The arts thrive in Minnesota. Use staff observations, focus groups, interviews, informal visitor feedback, and responses to questionnaires. Evaluate reviews and local and national coverage as well as sales.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Clay Center engaged partners across the metro area and beyond, including schools, Veterans in the Arts, local neighborhood groups, and social service organizations. In 2011, we had 12,000 participants, an increase of 1,000 over 2010 participants. We had over 15,000 adults and youth in scheduled educational activities, an increase of 12% over 2010 numbers. Our individual support decreased from $68,695 in 2010 to $66,717 in 2011, which we attribute to the dollars donated for 20th anniversary activities in 2010. The Center expanded its programs to persons aged 55 and above, reaching over 2,400 persons. In addition, we reached youth and young adults from a variety of economic, social, physical, and geographic backgrounds. Our surveys indicated increased levels of engagement and satisfaction with the Northern Clay Center experience. The Center supported 143 Minnesota ceramic artists during the 2012 fiscal year through exhibits, art sales, teaching positions, and grants.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lynne Alpert, Robert Briscoe, Philip Burke, Sheldon Chester, Linda Coffey, Debra Cohen, Nancy Hanily Dolan, Bonita Hill, Sally Wheaton Hushcha, Pat Jacobsen, Christopher Jozwiak, Peter Kirihara, Rebecca Lawrence, Mark Lellman, Bruce Lilly, Alan Naylor, Mark Pharis, Jim Ridenour, Teresa Matsui Sanders, Rick Scott, T Cody Turnquist, Robert Walsh, Ellen Watters
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Sarah
Last Name
Millfelt
Organization Name
Northern Clay Center
Street Address
2424 E Franklin Ave
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55406-1027
Phone
(612) 339-8007x 302
Email
sarahmillfelt@northernclaycenter.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
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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No