Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Inc. AKA The Anderson Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Up to 35 writers and artists in all media will be awarded residencies to advance their work. Each resident will give a presentation at a school or community organization. Residents submit written evaluations and meet with the executive director during and at end of their stays to discuss the value of their residencies. Hosts of the presentations evaluate their value. 2: The summer, fall and winter major arts events will display the work of up to 200 writers and artists in all media and attract visitors of all ages from a wide region. The number of visitors attending, the sales of art works, the comments of the artists and the attendees provide the evaluation.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Thirty-six artists were provided residencies, who, in turn, provided community service to 1,027 citizens within the Southeast region. Artist residents worked within schools, senior centers, service and community organizations, arts organizations and correctional facilities. Evaluations given to community service hosts, audiences, and artist residents through questionnaires. 2: The two annual festivals provided opportunities for artists to present and sell their works, and saw an increase in attendance from outside the region. Staff interviewed artists and vendors after the festivals and followed up with requests for feedback by email. Attendees were canvased by volunteers and asked for home zip codes and asked informal questions as to the quality of the events.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Arthur Kenyon, Robert Hedin, Carolyn Hedin, Margaret Noesen, Ralph Balestriere, John Christiansen, Donna Dummer, Bruce Geary, Barb Hansen, Marilyn Lawrence, Steven Sorman
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Inc. AKA The Anderson Center
Street Address
163 Tower View Dr
Red Wing
Zip Code
(651) 388-2009
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. Officer at Large, 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; 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
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Amy Braford Whittey: Business developer for the arts for HGA; 16 years of nonprofit experience; Helen Franczyk: Arts marketing and communications consultant; Steve Heckler: Executive director, Twin Cities Jazz Festival and Lowertown Blues Festival; Julie Johnson: Grant writing consultant; former public relations director at Great River Shakespeare Festival; Gregory Smith: Business operations manager, the Fitzgerald Theater; Ellen Stanley: Executive director, Minnesota Music Coalition; Carla Tamburro: Coordinator, Park Point Art Fair, Duluth; art educator; Lisa Vesel: Executive director, Minnesota Discovery Center
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600