Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,646
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bienvenida Matφas
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2016
End Date
January 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Ramsey
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
$2,646
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,554
Direct expenses
$5,200
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal with this film presentation is dual: first, we want to present outstanding programming in two media, film and music. We want to show off the dazzling quality of the Felgemaker organ housed in the Music Center, and present one of the world’s premier organists, in a multimedia performance which will expose many new audience members to this fine instrument—people who would likely never come to an organ concert. Next, we want to begin collaborations with other media and other presenting organizations, and this venture into film and music will open new opportunities for this intention. Measurable outcomes include new audiences and new programming. We plan to distribute a questionnaire to audience members to determine whether they have come to Sacred Heart before, if they have heard original organ music before, and if they enjoyed the experience. We also plan to offer a discussion-and-snacks reception after the film, so that we can learn how audiences related to both the film and the music, and so audience members can learn about film history (this will be hosted by a film-studies scholar such as Richard Hansen, who directs the Duluth Superior Film Festival). These two methods of feedback-- written, and through direct conversation-- should give us an idea of the effectiveness of this new type of programming.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Chaplin's "Gold Rush" with the Felgemaker Organ
Project Manager
First Name
Bienvenida
Last Name
Matφas
Organization Name
Bienvenida Matφas
State
MN
Phone
(612) 874-2818
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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Robert DeArmond (218) 722-0952