Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
A.H. Zeppa Family Foundation AKA Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
January 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Carlton
Lake
Cook
Itasca
Aitkin
Koochiching
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
$10,075
Direct expenses
$13,450
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We propose 20 unique film based events from June-Nov as an early step in a long term effort to build the film community in a strategic, consistent way. We hope to deepen our relationship with the film community, offer them opportunities to build new relationships with each other, provide new opportunities for filmmakers to show their work, and build new audiences with innovative film events. Measurable outcomes reflect those goals by events organized (20), audience attendance (~750), filmmaker participation levels (~20), earned media generated (10 stories), and community participants (~25-30). We believe that a long term dedication to those ingredients will foster a growing film community. The first measurement will be whether or not we successfully produced that number of events across the timeline we’ve committed to, measured by tracking our event programming, which we do weekly in organizational programming meetings. The secondary measurements (audience/participant numbers, media generated, etc.) will be tracked through ticket sales, head counting, and gathering media stories. Responsible parties include Zinema staff, Zinema Director, and the Creative director for each of those tracking aspects. Beyond that, we’d like to track reactions to the work shown in a qualitative way. We will be recruiting testimonials from filmmakers, community participants, and audience members.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The first measurement was whether or not we successfully produced 20 events between June and November of 2015, measured by tracking our event programming, which we do weekly in organizational programming meetings. The secondary measurements (audience/participant numbers, media generated, etc.) were tracked through ticket sales, head counting, and gathering media stories. Responsible parties included Zinema staff, Zinema Director, and the Creative director for each of those tracking aspects.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bill Payne, Geiger Yount, Mickey Pearson, Sarah Seidelman, Francis Heid
Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

Building a Film Community. Zeitgeist Arts is working with partners to develop an integrated slate of film programming intended to build film audiences, support and foster the film community in Northeast Minnesota, and provide filmmakers with new opportunities. The programming is intended to increase the frequency of discussion about film in our community and encourage people to engage with film in new ways - sometimes regarding pressing community issues, sometimes having fun defending impressions and sharing opinions. It’s also meant to bring filmmakers and film audiences together on a consistent basis, expand media coverage of film events, and support opportunities for new creative work to be presented.

Project Manager
First Name
Anthony
Last Name
Cuneo
Organization Name
A.H. Zeppa Family Foundation AKA Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community
Street Address
222 Superior St E Ste 326
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802
Phone
(218) 726-5430
Email
tony@zeppa.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