Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Freshwater Dance Collective
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,857
Direct expenses
$6,007
Administration costs
$0
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. Dance performances along the Lakewalk now blend the innovative with the established. New faces are given choreographic and performance opportunities in this outdoor setting and the audience gets 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. Post-performance conversations with audience members play an important role in evaluating the project's success along with post-event meetings with the choreographers, dancers, and board members.

Measurable Outcome(s)

One measurable outcome was financial - by using GoFundMe, we raised money a second time to help pay the dancers and choreographers. For 2016 we raised $700 and for 2017 we raised $1,007. Another measurable outcome is audience attendance - In 2016 we had 390 audience members in attendance and in 2017 we had 575 audience members. Artist participation was also measurable - 30 artists participated in 2016 and 35 artists in 2017.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cathy Podeszwa, Christopher Watson, Marco Carreon, Royce Acosta
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Dances on the Lakewalk 2017 - A Festival of Dance
Project Manager
Last Name
Freshwater Dance Collective
Organization Name
Freshwater Dance Collective
State
MN
Phone
(218) 260-5247
Email
freshwaterdancecollective@gmail.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