Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
MacRostie Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
January 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
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
$53,427
Direct expenses
$58,227
Administration costs
$4,200
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of the exhibit is to involve approximately 20 Minnesota artists in a multimedia exhibition that depicts the emotions of those who have lost loved ones and friends to suicide. Specific outcomes related to the project's reach in the community include: - a series of interviews on the local radio station; - a series of articles in the local newspaper; - at least two classroom visits to the exhibit; - co-programming with social service agencies. The project will be a success if it educates and engages the general public on the subject of suicide -- an issue that many view as taboo -- and involves a wide variety of experienced and emerging artists in the creation of new work.Progress toward project goals and outcomes will be regularly assessed throughout the planning and implementation phases. The exhibit will include several interactive features, including the oral and written collection of audience responses to the work. This feedback will help us gauge our success in reaching our goals of education and engagement. To address our quantitative goals, we will keep records of attendance at the exhibition opening and throughout the month, visits by classrooms or other groups, publicity and press related to the exhibit (newspaper, radio, etc.), and the number of artists involved.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of the exhibit was to involve approximately 20 Minnesota artists in a multimedia exhibition that depicted the emotions of those who have lost loved ones and friends to suicide. The project involved 45 artists. Over 700 people attended the opening reception, with an above-average daily attendance for the entire month of the exhibit. Feedback was collected through comment boards and personal contact. Additional outcomes achieved: - a series of interviews were broadcast on the local radio station Northern Community Radio related to suicide and mental health in the month preceding the exhibit opening. - three classes toured the exhibit for a field trip (additional students attended outside of class time). - organizations held events or programs in the gallery during the exhibit including: Northeast Chapter of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Grand Rapids Area National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Northern Lights Community School.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michelle Carlson, Charles Driscoll, Carmen Haugen, Charles Kampen, Amanda Lamppa, Steven Loney, Margaret Morris, John O'Leary, Katherine Sedore, Aaron Squadroni, Katie Tierney
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
MacRostie Art Center will curate and present What's Left, a multimedia exhibit that creates a proactive dialogue on suicide to break the stigma that surrounds it. Through a series of community conversations, approximately 20 artists will be invited to artistically express their view of the grief and suffering experienced by people left behind as a result of suicide.
Project Manager
First Name
Katie
Last Name
Marshall
Organization Name
MacRostie Art Center
Street Address
405 1st Ave NW
City
Grand Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
55744-2617
Phone
(218) 326-2697
Email
katie@macrostieartcenter.org
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