Minnesota's Legacy

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
Grand Marais Arts, Inc. AKA Grand Marais Art Colony
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
November 2015
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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,555
Direct expenses
$8,555
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Grand Marais Arts, in partnership with Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild, will host a community learning opportunity, serving as a catalyst for innovative, participatory learning, and providing high-quality arts education to increase skills in and understanding of the jewelry arts for participants and the community. 1. Host 230 symposium and exhibit attendees. 2. Offer affordable learning activities including classes with nationally and regionally established jewelry artists. 3. Evaluative opportunities for learners to describe, interpret, and evaluate their work will be included. 4. Participant evaluations will give Grand Marais Arts direction for future jewelry arts programming. Increase future jewelry arts programming by 15% in 2016. The success of Grand Marais Arts' project will be evaluated through the following ways: 1. Track numbers of students and symposium participants. 2. Provide evaluation forms to workshops and symposium participants to gather feedback about attendees’ experiences. 3. This arts learning opportunity is in partnership with the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild, whose mission is to promote the work of its members and educate the general public about handmade jewelry. In conversation with Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild, it became apparent that there are no established, pre-existing opportunities like this symposium for jewelry artists in our region. Grand Marais Arts' will debrief with Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild and continue to partner with them into the future.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sally Berg, Lynn Speaker, David Quick, Clare Shaw, Hazel Belvo, Mike Carlson, Marcia Hyatt, John Franz, Jolita Rysdahl
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
Arts Learning Opportunity: Jewelry Symposium. The Grand Marais Art Colony, in partnership with the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild, will host Findings: A Jewelry Symposium, June 11-14, 2015. This event includes free and affordable learning opportunities through which our community can explore the art of jewelry making. Included are classes with nationally known jewelry artists, as well as mini-workshops with regionally established artists. Other opportunities include: a keynote lecture, artist demos, lunchtime discussions, and a trunk show, all with the objective to provide affordable learning opportunities for our community, and to integrate the jewelry arts within daily life, and within the broader category of visual arts.
Project Manager
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Demmer
Organization Name
Grand Marais Arts, Inc. AKA Grand Marais Art Colony
Street Address
120 3rd Ave W PO Box 626
City
Grand Marais
State
MN
Phone
(218) 387-2737
Email
director@grandmaraisartcolony.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.