Minnesota's Legacy

Artist/Mentor Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Allyson Allen
Recipient Type
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

While studying with singer/performer and vocal instructor Kari Ekhoff, student will improve her vocal range, gain vocal control, and gain confidence and skills as a performer. At the conclusion of the mentorship, the mentor will evaluate the student on the achievement of the planned outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Allyson achieved her goals of better projection of her voice and better diction when singing. She also greatly benefitted from breathing exercises and techniques she learned from Ms. Ekhoff. Both student and mentor were pleased with the work that had been achieved and the improvements to Allyson's singing style and talent.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist/Mentor Grant
Project Details
Bemidji High School 8th grader Allyson Allen will study voice with Bemidji-based vocal instructor Kari Ekhoff.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Allyson Allen
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts appreciator, arts advocate; Justin Holley: Literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, theatrical artist; Joseph Allen: Art professor, photographer, traditional native crafts artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Linda Kaul: Craft artist, theatrical artist, folk dancer; Jill Johnson: Literary artist, musician; Sandra Roman: Arts educator, visual artist, literary artist; Mary Boomgaarden: Photographer, film artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual artist, photographer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Patt Rall: Community panel member, performing arts, arts appreciator; Mary Boomgarden: Photographer, film artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual artist, photographer.