Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mesabi Community Orchestra AKA Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
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
$14,633
Direct expenses
$17,783
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goals of this project are to create a moving and memorable audience experience, and to expand the audience for orchestra concerts in northern Minnesota. Measurable short-term outcomes include (1) establishing close, cooperative relationships with participating choirs; (2) drawing audiences of 300 or more at each concert; (3) positive comments in audience surveys; and (4) meeting budget. Longer-range outcomes for this project include a thriving arts scene on the Iron Range, greater interest in the study of music in our schools, growing audiences for orchestra concerts, and growing financial support for Mesabi Community Orchestra. The Mesabi Symphony Orchestra board tracks concert attendance on an ongoing basis. Financial results will be collected and evaluated at a board meeting. Mesabi Symphony Orchestra will survey the audience, using either written survey forms inserted in programs or brief, in-person interviews. Mesabi Symphony Orchestra will also seek input from the directors of participating choirs and conduct an online survey of participating choir members. Comments and suggestions from interviews and surveys will be used in planning for future large-scale collaborations. The board will track orchestra size and composition, audience size, and financial support over time through DataArts to determine whether the measurable long-term outcomes are being met.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

Concert collaboration celebrating Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday

Project Manager
First Name
Sarah
Last Name
Antanies
Organization Name
Mesabi Community Orchestra AKA Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 600
City
Virginia
State
MN
Zip Code
55792
Phone
(218) 365-3228
Email
karjack@frontiernet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; 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; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director at KUMD.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; 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; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director at KUMD.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Drew Digby (218) 722-0952