Arts Access Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Contra Dance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2018
End Date
May 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hubbard
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
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,400
Direct expenses
$8,400
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of these music and dance workshops and community events, more people in the region will actively experience and appreciate traditional music and dance in many ways, including dancing, calling contra dances, and playing traditional music for contra dances. During and after the contra dance series we plan use interviews and surveys to evaluate. For musicians' and callers' workshops: What did you learn? What did you enjoy the most? Did your understanding and appreciate change? What would you suggest for future workshops' for dances? Was this your first time at a contra dance? Did you enjoy dancing? Do you have a better idea about what contra dancing is' what did you like best? What could make it even better?

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant

Project Details

Funds will assist Bemidji Contra Dance to continue building the local contra dance musician and dancer community through musician and caller workshops as well as continued monthly dances (November to May) welcoming people of all ages and incomes.

Project Manager
First Name
Wendy
Last Name
Greenberg
Organization Name
Bemidji Contra Dance
Street Address
20045 Windsurf Dr
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 755-9178
Email
bassoons@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