Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,125
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Duluth All Souls Night
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2018
End Date
January 2019
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

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,125
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,675
Direct expenses
$6,800
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To form a communal container in which to safely hold and process the gamut of sorrow, gratitude and joy for subsequent sublimation into meaning-rich art and action. To highlight and reward Minnesota artists who spark year-round observations of cosmic change in fun, original, profound ways. To showcase multicultural diversity of art expression, reflecting changing demographics. To share and inspire affordable handmade and live spectacle traditions in the West Duluth neighborhood, mirroring extremes of contrasting seasons of life and encouraging soulful creativity from all. To honor memories of those who have gone before and model holistic, active imagination towards present/future beings of our planet. Physically counting increasing number/diversity in participants and attendees. Adding year ten to our collection of amazing photos. Online and face-to-face recounting of spontaneous comments. We will use Survey Monkey evaluations in 2018.follow-up with participants/observers to discuss event highs/lows, and ideas for possible improvements in following years. Active Facebook/website pages where engaged public can easy contact us with photos, stories, and offerings of their talents/suggestions. Capturing stories of travelers from distant parts of MN, the upper Midwest and beyond. Tracking related Twin Ports events that we inspire, and noting respect for cultural references/accuracy.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

Duluth ALL Souls Night (DASN) is an annual fall arts festival in and around the Downtown Depot and Public Library. We offer unique artistic opportunity to observe season turn honoring ancestors, grief, and creating a new future in shared community.

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

Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; 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 Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Emily Swanson: arts administrator at Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; 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; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Emily Swanson: arts administrator at Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No