Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Access Grant for Small Towns

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Depot Preservation Alliance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2018
End Date
March 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Cass
Crow Wing
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Pennington
Roseau
Aitkin
Cass
Crow Wing
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Pennington
Roseau
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
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,450
Direct expenses
$9,450
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program audience members will be introduced to bluegrass music by two different bands this year. Those in attendance will be gaining an awareness to bluegrass music and the way in which it is put together. Our educational workshops will spend extra time with individuals and go more in depth with their desire to learn more. Experiencing this music and understanding it through education and knowledge will change the way they previously understood bluegrass music We have volunteers with survey forms that involve a one on one interview: 1-Is this the first time you have experienced bluegrass music? 2-What was your first impression of bluegrass music? 3-Did you attend workshops here at the depot prior to the festival? 4-If so, what did you learn from the band members? 5-Having that further knowledge and insight of bluegrass music, what changes did you notice from your prior impression or understanding? 6-What would you like to see at next year's event?

Measurable Outcome(s)

We achieved our outcome goals as set forth in our plan. Having this type of music/ art here in Baudette brought in many that had never experienced "Bluegrass" music and also having the members explain and give ideas & instructions regarding how their music is developed and brought out in their own artistic ways. The teaching tools were very well received as well. Our evaluations were done by volunteers going around to those in attendance, that way feedback was a sure and accurate. Surveyed 100.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant for Small Towns

Project Details

Depot Preservation Alliance received $6,000 to host Baudette Depot's 4th Annual Bluegrass Festival on August 4, 2018, incorporating live music, food, and music seminars.

Project Manager
First Name
Vincent
Last Name
Ojard
Organization Name
Depot Preservation Alliance
Street Address
PO Box 1238
City
Baudette
State
MN
Zip Code
56623
Phone
(218) 590-6407
Email
ojardvince@gmail.com
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; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Becky Colebank: author.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No