Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Duluth Superior Film Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Lake
Cook
Koochiching
Itasca
Aitkin
Carlton
Pine
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
$1,200
Direct expenses
$6,000
Administration costs
$900
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

It is the goal of The Duluth Superior Film Festival is to create new opportunities for audience access to filmmakers, artists and art in a previously underserved cultural canon. Duluth Superior Film Festival looks to present films produced from the Arrowhead region and from around the world, engage with cultures unlike our own and to revisit cultures from which audiences have been previously disconnected. Duluth Superior Film Festival's measurable outcomes are to increase attendance at all events, provide greater access to larger audience, gain higher profile press coverage, help encourage/increase local film productions and create year-round financial stability.The Duluth Superior Film Festival will measure outcomes through the use of audience surveys, track attendance at Explorers Club screenings, log press and promotional coverage, cultivate new audience through cross collaborations with other arts organizations, and increase fundraising through grant and sponsorship opportunities. Evaluation will also occur with the number of film productions that come to the Arrowhead Region. Duluth Superior Film Festival will continue to work closely with partner organizations such as Independent Filmmaker Project-Minnesota, The Minnesota Film and Television Board and the Upper Minnesota film Office to monitor this activity and to channel these productions to exhibition at the Duluth Superior Film Festival and Zinema venues.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The short range outcome of The Explorers Club was to increase attendance at Explorers Club, raise awareness of these types of cinema events through press and promotion, remain financially sound, and energize arts in the region by presenting unique cinema experiences. In this capacity, the series is successful as the act of presenting this type of artistic cinema is an important part of Duluth Superior Film Festival's and Zinema's mission. The long range outcome is to expand the regional artistic community by producing a quality, entertaining, and thought provoking cinema exhibition. Raising the profile of films produced regionally remains a constant portion of Duluth Superior Film Festival's goals. Providing quality, year round cinema to an appreciative Arrowhead Region nurtures an environment conducive to future quality productions in the region.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bill Payne, Francis Heid, Mickey Pearson, Geiger Yount
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
The Duluth Superior Film Festival's purpose for this grant is to continue to partner with Zinema 2 to present a monthly series of films entitled The Explorers Club from November 2014-October 2015. The films will be selected jointly by The Duluth Superior Film Festival and Zinema staff members, with film selection criteria based on historic cinematic importance, relevance to the Arrowhead region, and socially current significance. It is our goal to screen a mixture of Classic films with importance to the cinematic canon, films shot in or around the Arrowhead Region, and critically conscious films which touch on current events or important topics of local, regional, national and world culture.
Project Manager
First Name
Richard
Last Name
Hansen
Organization Name
Duluth Superior Film Festival
Street Address
1734 Columbus Ave
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55803
Phone
(612) 227-8015
Email
richard@ds-ff.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; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; 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