Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Access Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Park Rapids Area Schools
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2018
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Otter Tail
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Otter Tail
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

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,860
Direct expenses
$8,860
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program the commission will initiate a Sculpture Trail with artworks changing annually to enhance visitors' experience and provide opportunities for artists now and in the future. Signs posted onsite will invite the public to provide feedback on the Park Rapids Arts Facebook page. The commission will assess the project and convene a follow up meeting with stakeholders inviting comments and suggestions. City staff who maintain the park will be asked to share any comments they receive. Artists whose works are chosen also will be asked for feedback.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Artists were invited to provide feedback. One artist sold a piece when a park visitor came to his studio in another community. City staff and commission members have heard favorable comments. For example, people have been surprised at how much their children and grandchildren have enjoyed interacting with the sculptures. A women’s group has met weekly for picnics because the sculpture trail makes the park so inviting. Others have seen people use the sculptures as background for photos.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant

Project Details

City of Park Rapids Arts and Culture Advisory Commission received $6,000 to initiate a sculpture trail in the Red Bridge Park.

Project Manager
First Name
Lu Ann
Last Name
Hurd-Lof
Organization Name
City of Park Rapids
Street Address
212 2nd St W
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470
Phone
(218) 732-3163
Email
rmathisrud@arvig.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Region 2 Arts Council, Laura Seter (218) 751-5447