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Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund - Archived Information

legacy_logo_rgbThe Department of Administration managed the following fiscal year (FY) 2012-13 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) grants per Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 6. Up to one percent of appropriated funds were used by the Department for grants administration as referenced in appropriation language.

For more information, contact Naomi Munzner at 651-201-2569. To learn more about the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, visit www.legacy.leg.mn.

Public Radio Grants


Minnesota Children's Museum

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for grants to the Minnesota Children's Museum. These amounts are for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. 

Projects in progress:

  • Early Literacy Environments in Non Museum Locations, July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013
    1.5 FTE positions
    Measurable outcomes will include installations of early learning environments in six non-museum Greater MN locations, high quality early literacy enviornments that provide children with foundational knowledge and skills leading to increased school readiness, increased adult awareness of their roles in children's early literacy development, and positive early literacy-focused adult/child interactions. Outcomes will be assessed using observation, user surveys and external evaluation.
    Proposed Budget: $267,000. Salaries/Benefits $79,500, Contracted Services $170,500, Travel $5,000, Postage/Shipping $9,000, Printing $3,000
     
  • Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Traveling Exhibit, April 2012 to May 2014
    0.4 FTE positions
    Measurable outcomes will include exhibitions at three Greater MN sites, increased children's reading development, and increased adult awareness of literacy development and adults' roles in cultivating literacy through everyday activities. Outcomes will be assessed using observation, user surveys, attendance and other data tracking.
    Proposed Budget: $30,000. Salaries/Benefits $18,400, Supplies $3,250, Advertising $2,000, Travel $1,850, Postage/Shipping $4,500

  • Rochester Satellite Museum, July 2011 to September 2013
    5.4 FTE positions
    Measurable outcomes will include increased access to early learning experiences and art activities in the community, increased numbers of children and families actively engaged in arts and cultural learning in the region, and attractiveness of the region as a favorable place to live, learn, run a business and raise a family. Outcomes will be measured by tracking attendance, visitory surveys and membership surveys.
    Proposed Budget: $693,000. Salaries/Benefits $358,120, Building Operations $66,201, Information Technology $12,706, Contracted Services $32,455, Equipment $6,193, Supplies $18,051, Advertising $42,141, Travel $5,470, Postage/Shipping $18,768, Exhibits $18,000, Capital Addionts $114,895.


Minnesota Film and TV Board

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for grants to the Minnesota Film and TV Board for grants to Minnesota residents and to create film or television productions that promote Minnesota's cultural heritage and for the film production jobs program under Minnesota Statutes, section 116U.26. 

Projects in progress:

  • Film Production Jobs Program, July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013
    1.14 FTE staff positions
    Measurable outcomes will include 30 FTE film production positions funded through the jobs program, measured by tracking data reported by participating programs.
    Proposed Budget: $297,000 in state fiscal year 2012 funds (2013 funds TBD). Salaries/Benefits $72,254.76, Contracted Services $1,800, Advertising $2,400, Reimbursements to participating programs $220,545.24 

  • Minnesota Filmmakers Legacy Grants, July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013
    1.14 FTE staff positions 
    Measurable outcomes will include the number of FTE jobs created through grants and film and television projects that promote Minnesota's cultural heritage.
    Proposed Budget: $198,000 in state fiscal year 2012 funds (2013 funds TBD). Salaries/Benefits $72,254.76, Contracted Services $1,800, Advertising $2,400, Competitive Grants $121,545.24


Public Television

$3,700,000 the first year and $3,700,000 the second year are for grants to the Minnesota Public Television Association for production and acquisition grants according to Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.18. In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the Minnesota Public Television Association shall produce new programming on Minnesota history during that period. 

Projects in progress:

Note: funds were allocated to each member station based on Minnesota Public Television Association recommendations.

Twin Cities Public Television (KTCA)
Proposed Budget: $3,822,038. Salaries/Benefits $1,929,142, Contracted Services $21,991, Equipment $24,427, Office Support/Supplies $572,430, Advertising $48,036, Travel $5,681, Labor/Facilities $1,134,722, Artist/Rights Fees $44,461, Production Expenses $41,148

  • Minnesota Original Seasons III and IV
  • Lesson plans to accompany Minnesota Original
  • Website analytics and functionality
  • Studio-based music series pilot
  • In-school workshop for music series
  • Two 60-minute documentaries about Minnesota during the Civil War era


Lakeland Public Television (KAWE)
Proposed Budget: $368,932 (Expenses include non-ACHF sources). Salaries/Benefits $176,332, Contracted Services $2,160, Equipment $58,340, Supplies $12,840, Advertising $17,500, Travel $4,868, Assessment $2,500, Broadcast Distribution $119,496

  • Common Ground
  • Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival Documentary
  • Native Birch Bark Canoe Documentary
  • Local Music Concert
  • Legacy Profiles
  • Lakeland News "In Focus"


Pioneer Public Television (KWCM)
Proposed Budget: $363,402.23 (Expenses include non-ACHF sources). Salaries/Benefits $196,879, Contracted Services $55,7000, Equipment $93,125, Supplies $3,500, Advertising $12,000, Travel $10,500

  • Postcards
  • Sophie & the Adventures of Ice Island
  • Norwegian Holiday Traditions
  • Performance Specials
  • Prairie Yard & Garden
  • Prohibition


KSMQ
Proposed Budget: $337,979. Salaries/Benefits $180,973.18, Equipment $63,818.25, Contracted Services $48,250, Travel $15,536, Distribution $10,142.90, Advertising $11,600, Supplies $938.67, Other $6,720

  • Off 90
  • Quickstops
  • Playhouse Off 90
  • Legacy Documentaries
  • Off 90 Presents
  • Legacy Outreach


Prairie Public Broadcasting (KFME)
Proposed Budget: $297,028.78. Salaries/Benefits $97,900, Contracted Services $40,285, Equipment $34,300, Office Support and Supplies $39,795, Travel $24,750, Broadcast Hours $60,000

  • Arts, Cultural and Historical Pieces
  • Prairie Musician Specials
  • Non Partisand League in Minnesota research
  • Educational Services


WDSE
Proposed Budget: $384,638.99 (Expenses include non-ACHF sources). Salaries/Benefits $247,326.24, Contracted Services $4,100, Equipment $109,521.38, Supplies $20,020, Advertising $3,075, Travel $5,398.20

  • Playlist
  • Old Turtle
  • Documentary
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Live Concert
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Orcehstra Young People's Project
  • Art Extra


Science Museum of Minnesota

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for grants to the Science Museum of Minnesota. These amounts are for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.

Projects in progress:

Click to read their January 2012 report (PDF).

  • Suitcase Science, October 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013
    2 FTE positions
    Participant and audience surveys will measure how the project supported and fostered participant creativity, audience interest and enjoyment of the project, science concepts represented in the project, and audience connection to cultural heritage represented in the project.
    Proposed Budget: $60,000 each state fiscal year. Salaries/Benefits $56,143, Supplies $847, Travel $3,000

  • American Indian Collections, October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011
    0 FTE positions 
    Acquisition of culturally and historically significant Minnesota native artifacts.
    Proposed Budget: $208,350 for collections purchase.

  • School Services, October 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013
    3 FTE positions 
    Teacher surveys and attendance comparisons will measure the increase in Minnesota students participating in Science Museum learning experiences, connections between project programming and Minnesota academic standards, and professional and academic value to participating teachers.
    Proposed state fiscal year 2012 budget: $226,650. Salaries/Benefits $174,161, Contracted Services $28,000, Program Materials $24,489
    Proposed state fiscal year 2013 budget: $250,000. Salaries/Benefits $219,958, Contracted Services $18,000, Marketing $10,000, Materials $2,042

  • American Indian Programming, July 1, 2012 to June 20, 2013
    1.5 FTE positions 
    Participant and audience surveys will measure the increase in Minnesotans of all ages with access to the Science Museum's American Indian collections and audience understanding of native cultures in Minnesota.
    Proposed state fiscal year 2013 budget: $185,000. Salaries/Benefits $160,000, Travel $5,000, Materials $20,000


State Capitol Preservation Commission

$550,000 the first year is for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.2405. 

For information about the commission, contact:
Nicky Giancola, Assistant Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Administration
50 Sherburne Ave., Room 200
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-2561
nicky.giancola@state.mn.us

Read the 2012 Report from the Capitol Preservation Commission (PDF).

Veterans Camps

$475,000 the first year is for grants of $400,000 to the Disabled Veterans Rest Camp located on Big Marine Lake in Washington County and $75,000 to the Veterans on the Lake Resort located on Fall Lake in St. Louis County.

Projects in progress:

  • Veterans on the Lake Resort Restoration and Compliance, July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012
    .214 FTE positions
    Guest surveys will measure guest satisfaction, comfort and safety. County inspections will measure compliance with disability and water standards.
    Proposed Budget: $74,250. Contracted Services $47,378, Equipment $22,833, Supplies $3,539, Travel $500
    Click to read Veterans on the Lake Resort's January 2012 report (PDF).

  • Disabled Veterans Rest Camp, July 1, 2011 to September 1, 2012
    1.7 FTE 
    Outcomes include construction of bath facilities sufficient to serve 150 campsites, storm shelter to serve 179 occupants, and addition of second septic system. Facilities will be monitored for basic usage, compliance and reduction on use of current aging septic system and tank.
    Proposed Budget: $396,000, all in contracted services.


Zoos

$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the second year are for grants of $200,000 each year to the Como Park Zoo and $100,000 each year to the Lake Superior Zoo for programmatic development.

Projects in progress:

Click to read Como Zoo's January 2012 Report.

  • Como Zoo Interpretive Graphics, December 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013
    0.1 FTE positions
    Visitor surveys will measure increases in knowledge, awareness and interest in zoo topics.
    Proposed Budget: $81,000. Salaries/Benefits $6,000, Contracted Services $55,000, Equipment $20,000

  • Como Zoo EdZOOcation Program, January 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013
    0.7 FTE positions 
    Participant counts and surveys and staff evaluations and observations will measure the incrase in participation in on- and off-site programs, knowledge of conservation and connections between living things, and positive participant experiences.
    Proposed Budget: $63,608.34. Salaries/Benefits $31,000, Supplies $24,000, Advertising $6,008.34, Travel $2,600

  • Como Zoo Special Exhibits, November 1, 2011 to September 30, 2013
    2.1 FTE positions
    Visitor counts and surveys will measure increased off-peak attendance during exhibits and opportunities to inspire and educate public.
    Proposed Budget: $103,521.66. Salaries/Benefits $54,960, Contracted Services $30,061.66, Supplies $7,500, Advertising $11,000

  • Como Zoo Theatrical Presentation, December 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012
    0.6 FTE positions
    Visitor counts and surveys and staff evaluations and observations will measure goal of 200,000 guests, increased knowledge of conservation and connection between living things, and opportunities for guests to experience meaningful programs.
    Proposed Budget: $40,730. Salaries/Benefits $18,180, Contracted Services $14,050, Equipment $3,500, Supplies $3,500, Advertising $1,500