Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Access Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Derek Rausch
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2019
End Date
August 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$135
Direct expenses
$1,135
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

While North House Folk School offers coursework throughout the year, this June offers a particularly unique opportunity of study. Expert timber craftsman Trond Oalaan is returning to Grand Marais to teach a thirteen-day course on full scribe log building and birch bark/ sod roofing. Beyond participating in this class as a student, I intend to document this class in writing via my own personal blog and provide content for the Deep North Podcast based in Minneapolis. In each blog post-I will provide a summary of every class day, and the general takeaways from Trond's instruction. Photographs will be included in this documentation as it relates to the written content. Because the structure of the class has already been determined by the instructor and the hosting institution, the primary goals of my participation lie in the substance of my documentation as a participant. Writing, photography and audio recording are the intended media forms. Each Day of class will be written according to my first-person account describing the progression of my abilities as a woodworker and traditional craftsman. After the conclusion of the project, one extended segment of the Deep North Podcast will consist of class audio and my personal monologue describing the course of study.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Artist Access Grant

Project Details

Studying the Skjelter: A thirteen-day immersion into Norwegian Log building with Trond Oalaan.

Project Manager
First Name
Derek
Last Name
Rausch
Organization Name
Derek Rausch
State
MN
Phone
(612) 710-8064
Email
dlrausch20@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: executive director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, cultural programming coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Emily Swanson: arts administrator at Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: executive director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Kathy Neff: musician, director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No