Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Duluth All Souls Night
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2016
End Date
January 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Lake
Carlton
Hennepin
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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,650
Direct expenses
$6,800
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

All Souls Night goals are: To share and inspire affordable handmade and live spectacle traditions, which mirror extremes of contrasting seasons of life and encourage soulful creativity from all. To showcase multi-cultural diversity of art expression, reflecting changing demographics. To form a communal container in which to safely hold and process the gamut of joy, sorrow and gratitude for a subsequent sublimation into meaning-rich art and action. To honor the memories of those who have gone before, and model holistic and active imagination towards present and future beings of our planet. To highlight and reward artists who spark year-round observations of cosmic change in fun, original, profound ways! Documentation of increasing number/diversity in participants and returning/new attendees (some travel from distant parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan), adding to eight years of amazing photos. Recounting spontaneous comments (which consistently express sincere gratitude for offering an affordable holistic alternative to Hollywood Halloween-tide). Casual followups with participants/observers to discuss All Souls Night highs/lows, and ideas for possible improvements in following years. Past critiques have been very positive and folks who take time to approach us usually join in. Active Facebook/website pages where engaged public can easy contact us with photos and offer their talents/suggestions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We offer a healthy, fun, and profound fall artistic community event and 2016 feedback confirms we achieved this again. We counted record attendance of 550 at the door (unknown number joined outside) and an increased participants in original costumes and those requesting face paint. The Depot opened and advertised the altar displays in the Great Hall a week before our scheduled event, which attracted additional viewers and appreciative communications. We expect networking of artistic collaborations to flourish year-round, as it has since our start. We have successful new relationships with aerialist, Alex Loch, Kako kids choir, the Children of the Wild theatre ensemble, and Twin Cities Barebones Puppets. These additions increased the quality of entertainment and artistic inspiration, as well as diversity represented. We will invite them back along with groups who have participated over time, Lady Slipper Dance, Magic Smelt Troupe, Spin Collective and spoken word artists, including Ellie Schoenfeld, Poet Laureate . Richie Townsend debuted a new band along with leadership roles in spoken word accompaniment, display, community spiral dance, and drumming. Ryan Cruz expanded his display of soulful Guatemalan Kites. Laurel Sanders presented Northern European traditions. Eduardo Sandoval returned with his food truck, El Oasis del Norte, providing authentic Mexican food and Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead). We aspire to honor all diversity and inspire positive social change by calling out social injustices as "Rotten Ideas." Kathy Hermes, exhibiting LGBTQAI advisor, was honored for educating her topics in Minnesota. Children of the Wild is a gender queer ensemble theatre and models positive support for vulnerable youth. We work for next generations, who attend and will inherit and continue holistic and heartfelt global traditions that deepen our evolving local culture. Families tell us how they look forward to this as their favorite annual community event of the year.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Julie Ahasay, Scot Bol, Chris Davila, Lane Ellis, Kathy Hermes, Denise Hooper, Kat Livadaros, Esther Piszczek, Joellyn Rock, Peter Spooner, Christine Strom
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
All Souls Night 2016
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Plaster
Organization Name
Duluth All Souls Night
Street Address
2737 Russell Rd
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55810
Phone
(218) 310-6289
Email
dasn@maryplaster.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artists, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director - KUMD.
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; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artists, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director - KUMD.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No