Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Prove Collective
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
January 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
$2,175
Direct expenses
$5,325
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The initial goal is to bring together a diverse group of female artists from around the United States, whose works have never before been displayed together. In doing so, we hope to promote the work of these artists to our community while simultaneously widening the traditionally regional scope of contemporary art on view in Duluth. In bringing these artworks together and framing their works in the conversational environment of the "meeting hall," in addition to hosting curator and artist talks, we hope to spark public dialogue about important social issues such as the gendered nature of labor, the common struggle for balancing work loads, and the role and place of working women in contemporary art. We plan to measure the immediate audience impact of the exhibition by counting attendees at the exhibit's opening reception, as well as visitors to the gallery for the duration of the exhibition (October 2017). This will help us measure the level of community exposure. We will also document any press or television attention that the event receives, allowing us to additionally observe community exposure and evaluate the public scope of ideas and discussion initiated by the exhibition and events. Additionally, the majority of our events are attended by many local artists and civic leaders. We will follow up with them to assess their qualified view of the event's impact.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

Relax Girl, You're an Artist

Project Manager
First Name
Michelle
Last Name
Ruszat
Organization Name
Prove Collective
Street Address
21 Lake Ave N
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802
Phone
(401) 474-8627
Email
info@provegallery.com
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