Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Access Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,759
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Contra Dance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2018
End Date
February 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Hubbard
Beltrami
Cass
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

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,759
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,491
Direct expenses
$8,250
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program: 1) Many more people will have the opportunity to try contra dancing to live music and build their dancing skills, creating a community of dancers who want to continue regularly dancing, 2) Interested local musicians will become more familiar with playing music for contra dances and work up to playing for an entire evening of contra dancing, 3) Several people will work on learning to call contra dances. For each musicians' and callers' workshop, there will be a request for verbal and written comments from participants. For each dance there will be a few questions for dancers to answer on an index card. Summaries of all comments and feedback will be provided in the final report.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Many people (about 100) tried contra dancing and more than half of them came at least twice, helping build continuity and a sense of contra dance community. We switched from index cards to paper surveys, which was simpler. Local musicians attending the musicians' workshops have really progressed and will be playing whole contra dances in December and February. Although several people expressed interested in the callers' workshops, only one person came to one. We'll have to adjust.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant

Project Details

Bemidji Contra Dance was awarded $2,759 to hold a series of musicians' and callers' workshops and evening contra dances from July to October 2018.

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

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; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No