Arts Access Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,876
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. AKA Watermark Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2018
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
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
$3,876
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,700
Direct expenses
$6,576
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program workshop students will gain an increased understanding of ceramic arts as a medium, specifically different clay types, hand building techniques, glazing and firing results. In addition, students and visitors to the exhibit and Saturday pottery tour will gain a better understanding of, and appreciation for art as a profession by interacting with practicing artists and visiting their studios. Surveys will be provided to High School students that participate in the Thursday hand building class with the 2018 Juror, Matt Krousey after they receive their completed projects at the end of December. Students will be asked questions that will indicate their level of knowledge, interest and understanding of ceramic art as a medium, to rate the workshop presenter and the class, and ask if they think the experience will impact their art in the future. In addition, exhibit surveys will be placed in the gallery for the duration of the IOC exhibit to generate feedback from visitors. These surveys will collect demographic information about the individuals viewing the work (background, knowledge, expertise) as well as how they see themselves as an artist (experience level). Additional questions will help us gain a better understanding of the type of ceramic art and processes they are familiar with whether or not they gained any new ideas and if they think it will impact their work and how.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant

Project Details

Funds will assist Watermark Art Center to host the 14th Annual It's Only Clay (IOC) to provide a national art exhibit in the region that includes workshops, outreach and artist presentations for youth and adults as well as an area studio tour.

Project Manager
First Name
Lori
Last Name
Forshee-Donnay
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. AKA Watermark Art Center
Street Address
505 Bemidji Ave N
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 444-7570
Email
watermark@paulbunyan.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Laura Grisamore: photographer and arts advocate; Mary Therese: visual and fiber artist; Becky Colebank: visual artist and author; Corryn Trask: musician; LouAnn Muhm: poet, author, and arts educator; Pam Janssen: painter and woodcarver; Mike Schlemper: sculptor, ceramicist, and arts educator; Gayle Gish: arts advocate; Deb Carlson: visual artist and retired arts educator

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Laura Grisamore: photographer, arts advocate; Mary Therese: visual, fiber artist; Becky Colebank: visual artist, author; Corryn Trask: musician; LouAnn Muhm: poet, author, arts educator; Pam Janssen: painter, woodcarver; Mike Schlemper: sculptor, ceramicist, arts educator; Gayle Gish: arts advocate; Deb Carlson: visual artist, retired arts educator.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No