Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,586
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Duluth Superior Film Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2018
End Date
August 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,586
Other Funds Leveraged
$21,914
Direct expenses
$25,500
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Duluth Superior Film Festival's short range outcomes are to raise awareness of these types of cinema events through press and promotion, remain financially sound, stabilize our organization's ability to continue to produce events, and to energize arts in the region by presenting unique cinema experiences. The long range outcome is to expand the regional artistic community by producing a quality, entertaining, and thought provoking film festival, provide organizational growth and raise the profile of films produced regionally. The DSFF will continue to use the measurement outcome tools of: ň audience surveys ň attendance tracking at festival screenings ň press and promotional coverage logging ň new audience cultivation through cross collaborations with other arts organizations ň profile raising of films produced regionally ň fundraising increases through grant and sponsorship opportunities DSFF culls incredibly valuable information from use of these tools. Surveys give us feedback regarding audience enjoyment levels which gives insight to whether we are attaining our goal of providing quality, entertaining and thought provoking cinema events.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

In a 5-day event, The Duluth Superior Film Festival screens numerous independent films, produces music performances, and hosts parties in an extravaganza of film, music, and art. In 2018, DSFF will celebrate its 9th year in the Arrowhead region.

Project Manager
First Name
Richard
Last Name
Hansen
Organization Name
The Duluth Superior Film Festival
Street Address
1734 Columbus Ave
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55803
Phone
(612) 227-8015
Email
richard@ds-ff.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No