Arrowhead Library System Legacy Grant SFY 2012 - SFY 2013

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$266,057
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$273,267
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Fund Administration
Grants/Contracts
Preservation
Research
Counties Affected
Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 4
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants allocated using existing formulas under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems, to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. These funds may be used to sponsor programs provided by regional libraries or to provide grants to local arts and cultural heritage programs for programs in partnership with regional libraries. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2015.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$266,057
Other Funds Leveraged
$42,364
Direct expenses
$308,421
Administration costs
$7,187
Number of full time equivalents funded
.98
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total Number of Programs Held: 44
Total Attendance: 29,193
Total Number of Partnerships: 931

Description of Funds
Public Art Project at the Two Harbors Library - The Murals and Sculptures art program provides public artworks that celebrate the artistic, cultural and historical attributes of the community in libraries. Regional artists, Tonja Sell and Nancy Miller, collaborated to create a three-dimensional mosaic work entitled “Girl Reading on Train” for the Two Harbors Public library. This 8' x 8.5' oil painting includes a combination of oil paint, glass work, beading, ceramic, iron work and wood to create a three dimensional mural depicting the nature, economy and the history of Two Harbors. This lasting public artwork reflects and celebrates the community's art, culture, and history. Miller and Sellar succeed in representing the shipping, railroad, flora, fauna, and Ojibwe beadwork to emphasize the community’s rich history.

Hands on Art Opportunities – The Duluth Art Institute (DAI) presented a fiber art project to the far reaches of the Northland including outreach to schools and a community nursing home. This art project presented the metamorphosis of changing a ball of sheep’s wool into a fun, felted butterfly using soapy water and imagination. This very interactive and accessible art project was enjoyed by all ages from young children to senior adults. The 463 people that attended were able to use their minds and fingers to be creative while learning an easy new skill. The DAI is the perfect partner for these activities with their mission to uphold excellence and promote active community participation.
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 4
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants allocated using existing formulas under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems, to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. These funds may be used  to sponsor programs provided by regional libraries or to provide grants to local arts and cultural heritage programs for programs in partnership with regional libraries. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2015.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$273,267
Other Funds Leveraged
$30,239
Direct expenses
$265,111
Administration costs
$8,156
Number of full time equivalents funded
The amount of staff time necessary to present each program varies, but local library directors estimate between 5-12 staff hours are required for each program.
Measurable Outcome(s)
Total Number of Programs Held: 18
Total Attendance: 12,814
Total Number of Partnerships: 58
Description of Funds
$30,239, In-Kind
Source of Additional Funds

Partner financial support & Arrowhead Library System

Project Overview

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in northeastern Minnesota. ALS has twenty-nine member public libraries located in seven counties: Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis. With Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, ALS and its member libraries present an array of arts, cultural, literary, and Minnesota history programs in collaboration with arts and cultural organizations, independent artists, historical societies, and community organizations. Programs contribute to the cultural vitality of the region and build a lasting legacy. 

Project Manager
First Name
Jim
Last Name
Weikum
Organization Name
Arrowhead Library System
Street Address
5528 Emerald Avenue
City
Mt. Iron
State
MN
Zip Code
55768
Phone
(218)741-3840 Ext. 230
Email
jim@arrowhead.lib.mn.us