Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Franconia Sculpture Park
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Mille Lacs
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)

Through its artist residency program, Franconia will support up to 40 artists in the creation and exhibition of new three-dimensional artwork. We will evaluate this outcome by surveying emerging and mid-career artists served to assess impact of the residency program in supporting the creation and exhibition of new three-dimensional artwork. 2: Franconia will provide 12,000+ community members of all ages and abilities arts learning programming focused on three-dimensional arts. We will evaluate this outcome by conducting audience and participant surveys to assess the qualitative and quantitative impact of programming, measure quantity served, and gather demographic data.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through Franconia's artist residency program, 40 artists-in-residence created and exhibited new work. Artists-in-residence each completed an exit survey. Survey data collected (qualitative and quantitative data) demonstrates the positive impact Franconia's residency program has upon the abilities and attitudes of participating artists. 2: Franconia provided 13,943 community members of all ages and abilities with arts learning programming focused on three-dimensional art. Franconia Sculpture Park measures the impact of programming by conducing audience and participant surveys, as well as by tracking program metrics.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy McKinney, Dorothy Goldie, Erik Janssen, Tamsie Ringler, John Joachim, Davis Klaila, Ronald Kopeska, John Kremer, Diane Mullin, Stacy O'Reilly
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Franconia Sculpture Park
Street Address
29836 St Croix Trl
Zip Code
(651) 257-6668
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