Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,350
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Ressl Dance!
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
July 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Lake
Cook
Carlton
St. Louis
Lake
Cook
Carlton
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
$2,350
Direct expenses
$5,700
Administration costs
$1,298
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Dances on the Lakewalk, once an innovative concept, became an established and respected opportunity for artists to highlight their choreography. The revival of dance performances along the Lakewalk blends the innovative with the established. New faces have choreographic and performance opportunities in this outdoor setting and the audience will get to enjoy dance works by those established choreographers they may not have seen in recent years. Tracking the number of people attending and participating in the event each year helps us decide the future of the event. The post-performance conversations with audience members will play an important role in evaluating the project's success along with a post-event meeting with the choreographers, dancers, and board members.

Measurable Outcome(s)

By using GoFundMe for the first time we raised money to help pay the dancers and choreographers. This was a surprise $700 that added to our needs.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cathy Podeszwa, Amy Eliot, Marco Carreon, Christopher Watson
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Dances on the Lakewalk 2016
Project Manager
First Name
Cathy
Last Name
Podeszwa
Organization Name
Ressl Dance!
Street Address
1517 8th St E
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55812
Phone
(562) 661-3243
Email
dorismarieressl@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board 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, 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, University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
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, University of Minnesota-Duluth; 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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No