Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,849
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
North Shore Music Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cook
Lake
St. Louis
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
$1,849
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,511
Direct expenses
$4,360
Administration costs
$500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The expected short-term goal will be a very gratified audience who feel eager to attend future North Shore Music Association events, knowing that they can count on North Shore Music Association to provide excellent music that broadens their artistic and cultural horizons. The expected long-term goal will be a further increase in our organization's visibility, both locally and outside Cook County. Audience members will know North Shore Music Association as an organization that offers a unique service to a very small town--a community that's a wonderful place to visit and a treasure in which to live. We will know if we've achieved our proposed outcomes through analysis of feedback via the following: immediate audience verbal feedback, survey responses (a one-page survey handed to every audience member), ticket sales report, post-event word of mouth in the community, and written responses (e-mail, North Shore Music Association Facebook page, letters and cards).

Measurable Outcome(s)

We had 143 audience members, and 99% of our survey respondents said that they were "very satisfied" with the performance (and just one "satisfied"). Comments included: "Wow! Guy Davis is AMAZING!" "Good stuff! Cookin' with gas." "Fabulous!" and "So great - really personable performer." Total ticket sales were $1,620, and we covered nearly all of our total expenses for the event with a very small net loss of $105. We consider that small loss very negligible when we look at the big picture of what an amazing

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Chel Anderson, Wayne Russ, Susan Lappi, Greg Tofte, Cheryl Larson, Myron Bursheim, Kris Garey, Philis Anderson, Carl Solander, Roger Linehan
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Guy Davis in Concert. On Saturday, August 15, 2015, the North Shore Music Association will present Handy Award-winning bluesman Guy Davis in concert at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais. The son of legendary actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Guy Davis has dedicated his career to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original works. The concert, beginning at 7:30 PM, will include two musical sets of 45 minutes each, with an intermission.
Project Manager
First Name
Kate
Last Name
Fitzgerald
Organization Name
North Shore Music Association
Street Address
PO Box 1376
City
Grand Marais
State
MN
Phone
(218) 387-1272
Email
music@boreal.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.
Conflict of Interest Contact
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Robert DeArmond (218) 722-0952