Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,350
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Grand Marais Arts, Inc. AKA Grand Marais Art Colony
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
November 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cook
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,350
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,736
Direct expenses
$13,086
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Grand Marais Arts Colony's goals and outcomes for the Artist Residency Series are: 1. To provide five artists with uninterrupted time and space to produce art and expand artistic skills. 2. Address Grand Marais Arts Colony strategic planning goals including: a) broaden artist services, particularly studio access, to include more opportunities for intermediate and advanced artists; b) develop Grand Marais Arts Colony's reputation as an organization that supports artistic exploration, experimentation, and creative risk-taking; c) create a successful programmatic model for the late winter season. 3. Craft opportunities for audiences to engage with artists to benefit both the artist's creative process and the viewer's exposure to the arts. Grand Marais Art Colony uses a variety of tools, surveys, and forms to measure and evaluate success including time sheets, appraisal information, organizational forms, financial reports, artist evaluation forms, enrollment forms, and attendance sheets. Specifically, for this project the following evaluative measures will be taken: 1. Provide residencies to five artists. 2. Provide evaluation forms to all artists-in-residence. 3. Facilitate verbal/interview-style evaluation with participating artists. 4. Track numbers of attendees to community outreach events and exhibitions. 5. Increase number of residency applicant. 6. Increase interest in Grand Marais Art Colony services including studio access. 7. Increase number of members.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Artist Residency Series
Project Manager
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Demmer
Organization Name
Grand Marais Arts, Inc. AKA Grand Marais Art Colony
Street Address
PO Box 626
City
Grand Marais
State
MN
Zip Code
55604-0626
Phone
(218) 387-2737
Email
director@grandmaraisartcolony.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; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies at University of Minnesota-Duluth; 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; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
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 for North Shore Music Association, writer; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies at University of Minnesota-Duluth; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; 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; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No