Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
MacRostie Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
July 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,300
Direct expenses
$6,300
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1) MacRostie Art Center will form on-going partnerships with two assisted living communities in the Itasca County area. 2) Seniors in assisted living communities will participate in art exhibitions and arts learning experiences. 1) Success will be measured by the number of assisted living communities that have established plans for future exhibition and arts learning experiences with MacRostie Art Center by the end of the project period. 2) Surveys will evaluate seniors' engagement in the exhibitions, and attendance will be taken during each arts learning session. Success will be measured by both total numbers and the number of participants who engage on an on-going basis.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Seniors in the Oak Hill Assisted Living Community completed five months of weekly art classes and shared their work in a public exhibition during the First Friday Art Walk.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bruce Bartos, Charles Driscoll, Angela Dynkavitch, Kathy Gebhart, Carmen Haugen, Amanda Lamppa, Nicole Lehtinen, Steven Loney, Margaret Morris, John O'Leary, Aaron Squadroni, Katie Tierney
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
Art and Aging in Itasca County. MacRostie Art Center will connect with two assisted living communities in the Itasca County area to bring opportunities to experience and create visual art to senior citizens.
Project Manager
First Name
Katie
Last Name
Marshall
Organization Name
MacRostie Art Center
Street Address
405 1st Ave NW
City
Grand Rapids
State
MN
Phone
(218) 326-2697
Email
katie@macrostieartcenter.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth, Shannon Sweeney: stage manager for Duluth Playhouse and former production manager for the Minnesota Ballet; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Shannon Sweeney: stage manager for Duluth Playhouse and former production manager for the Minnesota Ballet.