Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,277
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Grand Rapids
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
January 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,277
Other Funds Leveraged
$453
Direct expenses
$3,730
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in the following measurable activities and outcomes: At least two community presentations led by Wing Young Huie that highlight his use of photography to address social issues. A workshop led by Wing Young Huie that brings together people from different backgrounds to explore portrait photography as a medium. A community exhibit of workshop participants' photos. By achieving these outcomes project participants will gain experience with portrait photography while growing an awareness of whose voices have been missing from the dialogue in our community. Ultimately, participants will have a greater understanding of what it means to be an inclusive community. Evaluation methods include: Documentation of each event that takes place during the project period (workshops, presentations). Collecting email address of attendees at workshops for a follow-up survey that measures changes in attitudes and abilities surrounding portrait photography. Recording questions and discussion during Wing Young Huie's presentations and workshops. Posters or chalk boards will be utilized at presentations and the exhibit to record attendees’ responses to key questions before they enter and as they are leaving as a creative, visual way to analyze change in perceptions. Analyzing the results of the workshops -- verbal, written, and photographic.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in the following measurable activities and outcomes: Four community presentations led by Wing Young Huie that highlighted his use of photography to address social issues. One workshops led by Wing Young Huie with 15 students that explored portraits and street photography. An additional workshop with 15 students that was based on the themes and techniques shared by Wing Young Huie but facilitated by another art teacher. A community exhibit (in progress) of workshop participants' photos.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jackie Dowell, Frieda Hall, Becky LaPlant, RD Learmont, Alice Moren, Karen Noyce, Barb Sanderson, John Schirber, Mary Jo Wimmer
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
Absent Narratives: Inclusion and Identity in Minnesota
Project Manager
First Name
Tom
Last Name
Pagel
Organization Name
City of Grand Rapids
Street Address
420 Pokegama Ave N  
City
Grand Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
55744
Phone
(218) 326-7600
Email
tpagel@ci.grand-rapids.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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 for North Shore Music Association, writer; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies, University of Minnesota-Duluth; 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; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of music, University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; 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; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No