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Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,230
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
North Shore Music Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cook
Cook
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
$3,230
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$3,230
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The specific goals of this project are: to serve a core group of learners (i.e. mandolinists) with the highest quality hands-on learning experience; to provide a creative, dynamic forum for other bluegrass instrumentalists there to engage in jamming and one-to-one lessons; and to provide a rich artistic and cultural experience for these participants, as well as the larger community, through a live performance by some of the world's top bluegrass performers.North Shore Music Association will evaluate the success of this project through an analysis of financial data (workshop registration sales and concert ticket sales); analyses of participant, audience, and instructor feedback; written reviews and comments; and surveys that solicit information on demographics and economic impact.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Chel Anderson, Wayne Russ, Susan Lappi, Greg Tofte, Cheryl Larsen, Myron Bursheim, Veronica Weadock, Kris Garey, Philis Anderson, Carl Solander
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
From October 31 to November 2, 2014, the North Shore Music Association will present its 24th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend for bluegrass musicians and fans at Lutsen Resort. The weekend will feature three days of jamming, one full day of instrument workshops, and a Saturday evening concert. This year's featured workshop instructor and performer is renowned mandolinist Emory Lester. Lester will be accompanied by guitarist Marc Roy and bassist Kene Hyatt. Individual guitar and acoustic bass lessons will be taught by Roy and Hyatt.
Project Manager
First Name
Kate
Last Name
Fitzgerald
Organization Name
North Shore Music Association
Street Address
PO Box 1376
City
Grand Marais
State
MN
Zip Code
55604-1376
Phone
(218) 387-2916
Email
music@boreal.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; Catherine Meier: website designer, printmaker, drawer, animator; David Beard: Assistant Professor of 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; Ashley Leek: student of Art Education at University of Minnesota-Duluth, ceramic artist, art educator; 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.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; 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; Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Robert DeArmond (218) 722-0952