Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Frozen River Film Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
November 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,085
Direct expenses
$16,085
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Similar festivals in quality and quantity of films, speakers and musicians can range from $300 to $750 for a full festival pass. We keep the passes at the low rate of $60. The goal is to build the festival, not so much in size as in quality, into the Midwest's premier documentary film festival, on a level with Telluride Mountainfilm in Colorado. We track ticket sales and how many students from each school attend the festival. We work with Winona State University sociology students, using the tool they developed to determine where attendees come from and their critique of the festival.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Audiences had access to films and speakers that would otherwise not come to Winona. We heard comments from many people about being moved to action by Jim Brandenburg and the documentary called "Medicine of the Wolf." A call was made to our governor during the festival by audience members that left a voice message asking him to support a bill to stop the wolf hunt.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Erin Clark, John Durfey, Mike Flaherty, Cherie Harkenrider, Thomas Hill, Mike Kennedy, Eric Nelson, Andrew Neumann
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Frozen River Film Festival 2015
Project Manager
First Name
Crystal
Last Name
Hegge
Organization Name
Frozen River Film Festival
Street Address
PO Box 647
City
Winona
State
MN
Zip Code
55987
Phone
(480) 522-7940
Email
crystal@frff.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Jon Swanson: curator; Joan Sween: author; Philip Taylor: artist; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter