Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Pr°ve Collective
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Hennepin
Ramsey
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
$2,215
Direct expenses
$5,590
Administration costs
$650
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As this event is two-pronged, there are two separate sets of goals. We hope that the round-table discussion will bring together neighborhood and food leaders with art advocates to discuss pathways to healthy communities through promoting local food and simply being good neighbors. Meanwhile, the intent of the larger exhibit is to promote discussion in the community at large surrounding sustainable cities and neighborhoods. We believe that this exhibit will provide an opportunity to consider important issues for those who have not already done so. We also believe that the experimental nature of the art and its presentation will provide a new perspective for those who already have. We plan to measure the immediate audience impact of the exhibit by counting attendees at the exhibit's opening reception, as well as visitors to the gallery for the duration of the exhibit, which will be open for viewing until the end of the month. We will also document any press or television attention that the event receives. Meanwhile, we hope to secure attendance at the round-table by various leaders in local sustainability. After the discussion and subsequent reception, we will follow up with them to assess their qualified view of the event's impact.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In addition to providing a sign-in sheet to encourage further involvement by attendees, event organizers encouraged each attendee of the dinner to introduce themselves to the room. This created a dialogue between feminists and artists of many ages and persuasions, who had each come to the event. The event was also featured in Duluth News Tribune's 'Artists on Art', a listing of 2015's greatest art and cultural offerings.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Florencia Matamoros, Taylor Kline, Kathleen Roberts
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Women as Makers: The Importance of Community. Prøve will host a public round-table discussion about food and community, featuring locally harvested food served on ceramic wares created by a group of ceramic artists. After this gathering, Prøve will host an opening reception featuring these wares, in addition to an installation of ceramic sculpture by the same artists. This project will open horizons for Prøve without leaving behind our core values, and we believe that it will improve our own practices and make us a more effective force for positive change and, essentially, better neighbors.
Project Manager
First Name
Kathleen
Last Name
Roberts
Organization Name
Pr°ve Collective
Street Address
21 Lake Ave N
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802
Phone
(401) 474-8627
Email
kathleen@provegallery.com
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.