Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
MacRostie Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,675
Direct expenses
$6,050
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The first goal is to provide spaces for artists to gather and collaborate. As a way to move beyond the limited gallery and studio space of MacRostie Art Center, this project is a test to see if outdoor settings can become temporary informal studios for making art. Artists involved will fill out an evaluation form that will touch on how the setting worked as a temporary studio. The second goal is to enrich the lives of area residents and workers by providing opportunities to develop collaborations with the arts community. By moving art events to underserved areas, MacRostie Art Center intends to enrich the lives of area residents that may not be familiar with the gallery and its programs. Participants will be counted as they arrive and will be asked to fill out a brief review form at the end of each event. The form will allow participants to rate their experience and indicate the motivation for their involvement in the event. The review form will also help identify which locations people are traveling from to attend the event and whether anyone is a repeat participant. The artists will also be asked to fill out evaluation forms that will be used to plan similar events in the future.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bruce Bartos, Charles Driscoll, Angela Dynkavitch, Kathy Gebhart, Carmen Haugen, Amanda Lamppa, Nicole Lehtinen, Steven Loney, Margaret Morris, John O'Leary, Aaron Squadroni, Katie Tierney
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Itasca County Environmental Art. MacRostie Art Center will create an Art in the Park event series that will consist of three participatory art events that are aimed at engaging families and community members in nature-based, collaborative projects. Each event will be hosted by a different artist who will plan and supervise the creation of a temporary artwork that engages the natural surroundings. Events will be located at a public parks in the greater Grand Rapids area.
Project Manager
First Name
Katie
Last Name
Marshall
Organization Name
MacRostie Art Center
Street Address
405 1st Ave NW
City
Grand Rapids
State
MN
Phone
(218) 326-2697
Email
katie@macrostieartcenter.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth, Shannon Sweeney: stage manager for Duluth Playhouse and former production manager for the Minnesota Ballet; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.