Arts Access Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji State University AKA Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2018
End Date
September 2019
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
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,300
Direct expenses
$8,300
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of a free public reading at the American Indian Resource Center in Bemidji by poet Terrance Hayes, more people in the region will be exposed to one of the most compelling voices in American literature and thereby increase their knowledge and awareness of how contemporary poetry can engage with American culture today. We will place anonymous surveys on the seats in the Gathering Room of the American Indian Resource Center for the reading by Terrance Hayes. Director Sean Hill will encourage all audience members to fill them out after the reading. The audience survey will include four short questions on half of a piece of paper with room for comments on the backside. The four questions can be answered using a scale of 0-5, thereby encouraging our audience to fill out the survey with minimum effort.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant

Project Details

Funds will assist the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference at BSU to bring renowned poet and writer Terrance Hayes to read, answer questions, and sign books, as the headliner for the Evening Reading Series, which is free and open to the public.

Project Manager
First Name
Mathew
Last Name
Hawthorne
Organization Name
Bemidji State University AKA Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Street Address
1500 Birchmont Dr NE Ste 23
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601-2699
Phone
(218) 308-1180
Email
writersconference@bemidjistate.edu
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