Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2013
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Roseau
Cass
Mahnomen
Becker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,330
Direct expenses
$8,330
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Professional and non-professional artists, student artists, and the viewing audience will be impacted by this project. Professional artists will gain increased viewership, non-professional artists will gain confidence from having their skills and artistic talent acknowledged and valued by the public, student artists’ understanding of the impact the Bill of Rights has on their daily lives will be increased, first time art show goers will have an increased appreciation for a variety of art mediums, and along with seasoned art show goers will increase their knowledge and understanding of the Bill of Rights and appreciation for the arts as a medium for expression.Artists, student artists, and audience members will complete a survey seeking information about what they learned about art and the Bill of Rights by participating in or attending this show. Award winners will be interviewed following the show to see whether and how participation in the show has positively influenced how they view their own art and positively affected their future plans regarding creating art.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The participating artists expressed pride and satisfaction at being part of the show. This year’s featured artist, Michael Lemon, spoke glowingly about the impact that being featured in the exhibit promotional materials and at the show had on him. Last year’s featured artist, Wesley May, talked about how his art has advanced in the lapsed year and how he is increasingly viewing himself as a professional artist. Lindsay Owens, who was selected as best emerging artist under 18, was thrilled to have her submission to the show taken seriously. Viewers reported in their surveys that they learned about indigenous art and about the Bill of Rights, both of which were desired outcomes for the show.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Howard Bass, Melanie Benjamin, Dale Carpenter, Ronald DeHarpporte, Nate Dybvig, Sandra Feist, Albert Goins, Michele Goodwin, Timothy Griffin, John Gulla, Samuel Heins, Thomas Kaiser, Carolina Lamas, Jennifer Martin, Scot Milchman, Nicole Moen, Vance Opperman, William Pentelovitch, Tami Pierret, Rebecca Rand, Paul Redleaf, Susan Harper Ritten, Leslie Sandberg, Cris Stainbrook, Robert Sykora, Cassandra Warner
Project Overview
Art From Within 2013
Project Details
Funds will assist the Greater Minnesota Racial Justice Project - North to mount the exhibition Art From Within.
Project Manager
First Name
Audrey
Last Name
Thayer
Organization Name
American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota
Street Address
PO Box 133
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(651) 645-4097x 126
Email
cstoddard@aclu-mn.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Leah Prussia: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Darrel Thurk: musician, arts advocate.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Darrel Thurk: musician, arts advocate; Lois Schaedler: visual artist, filmmaker, photographer, craft artist; Genny Lowry: Native American crafts artist, arts appreciator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No