Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,125
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Spirit Lake Poetry Series
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2018
End Date
July 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
$2,875
Direct expenses
$6,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our primary goal for this project is to host five (5) poetry readings during our series' 2018-19 season: Twin Cities-based poets Heid Erdrich, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Anders Carlson-Wee; our annual Saint David's Day open reading; and Indiana-based poet Ross Gay. The more general outcome for our project is to connect a significant number of poets and community members in a meaningful way that will continue to help nourish a healthy literary community in our region. To measure our stated goal and outcome, our Board members attend all scheduled readings, identify ourselves to the audience and stress that we welcome questions and feedback. We track attendance by taking both a head count and photographs, and we meet after each reading to discuss both the specific event and our ongoing work. We also meet after the entire season to assess its strengths, event attendance, and any feedback or questions that may have arisen. Finally, we follow up with the featured poets to see how they felt about their reading experience in Duluth. Each year, the lessons and insights we have gleaned help us refine goals and identify proposed readers for the following season.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

Spirit Lake Poetry Series 2018-19 Season. During our 22nd year, we propose to produce a series of high-quality poetry readings in Duluth. Our series highlights both nationally known poets and regional poets with new books on the market.

Project Manager
First Name
Jill
Last Name
Hinners
Organization Name
Spirit Lake Poetry Series
Street Address
814 6th St W
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55806
Phone
(401) 474-8627
Email
jillmh218@gmail.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