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
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
April 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Clay
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Pennington
Polk
St. Louis
Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Clay
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Pennington
Polk
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$10,263
Direct expenses
$16,263
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of the evening movie/discussion and the concert itself, our audience and musicians will celebrate women's history month and acquire either an exposure to or a deeper appreciation for the contributions women have made to music composition, performance, and conducting. The BSO board will also gain insight to challenges and barriers women face in music and the experiences our female musicians have had in orchestras to determine if the BSO can support our female musicians further. After the movie, a subset of movie attendees will be surveyed about their existing and new knowledge and appreciation of women's contributions to music. After the concert, a subset of female BSO musicians will be surveyed about their experience with this music that highlights women's contributions and about any challenges they face as women in music. The BSO Board will also compile a summary of Hannah's comments and observations about the female cellists she highlights during the concert.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Surveys were placed on tables and participation was encouraged during the “Deception” movie/discussion event. 86% were returned; 87% said they learned much about women’s contributions to orchestral music. Respondents enjoyed Ms. Holman playing cello passages and showing “Deception” clips to emphasize points about female cellists. Questions were emailed to female musicians. Responses indicate Ms. Holman’s insights were helpful and that our female musicians do not face overwhelming challenges.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant

Project Details

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra concert "A Women's Role" and movie/discussion with Hannah Holman.

Project Manager
First Name
MaryAnne
Last Name
Wilimek
Organization Name
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 3136
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56619
Phone
(218) 444-7914
Email
bso@bemidjisymphony.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

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