Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Duluth All Souls Night
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
January 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Carlton
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,450
Direct expenses
$6,250
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

All Souls Night's goal is to share and inspire handmade and live spectacle traditions, which mirror the extremes of the contrasting seasons of life and encourage creativity from all. Change is constant and inevitable in an evolving Universe and we provide a communal container in which to safely hold and process the gamut of joy, sorrow and gratitude for a subsequent sublimation into meaning-rich art and action. We want to spark year-round Twin Ports activities that observe these cycles in fun, original, profound ways, and also employ artists! We desire to honor the memory of those who have gone before, and model a holistic and active imagination towards the present and the future beings of our planet.Our number count of our participants and new attendees has increased every year, which indicates that we are doing most things right! Spontaneous comments for the most part express sincere gratitude for offering alternatives to Hollywood versions of Halloween. We conduct casual follow-up meetings with participants and observers for feedback to discuss the highs and lows of the event, and possible improvements for following years. We have an active Facebook page and a website page where the public can easy contact us to offer their talents and suggestions. Past feedback has been very positive and folks who have taken the time to approach us usually want to be involved in the following years.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We successfully completed a sixth public festival which shared and inspired handmade/live spectacle traditions. We employed artists! We encouraged creativity from all to express extremes of the contrasting seasons of life. We provided a communal container in which to safely hold and process the gamut of joy, sorrow and gratitude for a subsequent sublimation into meaning-rich art and action. We continue to spark year-round Twin Ports activities that observe these cycles in fun, original, profound ways. We honored the memory of those who have gone before, and modeled a holistic and active imagination towards the present and the future beings of our planet. Our number count of our participants and new attendees increased, indicating that we are doing most things right! Spontaneous comments for the most part expressed sincere gratitude for offering alternatives to Hollywood versions of Halloween.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Chris Davila, Kat Livadaros, Kathy Hermes, Christine Strom, Peter Spooner, Julie Ahasay, Lane Ellis, Scot Bol, Esther Piszczek, Denise Hooper, Joellyn Rock
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
All Souls Night is an annual Twin Ports fall arts festival held in and around the Duluth Depot. Whimsical skeleton imagery is apropos to Mexican Day of the Dead and other harvest season inspirations. ALL are welcomed for meaningful remembrance of loved ones with making things, listening, singing, marching in mock funeral procession and dancing in collective celebration. Visual and performing artists mesmerize with theme-related works of art, music, dance, and poetry, encouraging ALL to join with imaginative words, costumes and displays. Community preparations begin October with creative activities for all ages and backgrounds, leading to an evening indoor/outdoor extravaganza early November.
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
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Catherine Meier: website designer, printmaker, drawer, animator; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Ashley Leek: student of Art Education at University of Minnesota-Duluth, ceramic artist, art educator; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No