Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2013
End Date
March 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cass
Lake of the Woods
Clay
Beltrami
Clearwater
Hubbard
Becker
Itasca
Polk
Koochiching
Crow Wing
St. Louis
Otter Tail
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
$15,272
Direct expenses
$21,272
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Three groups comprise the intended audience. Approximately 500 people will attend the subscription concert, 1,000 will attend the children’s concert, and 150 students will see Keith Bear experience music that bridges two cultures. 70% of audience respondents will have a positive reaction to the concert, 70% of the children will have a positive reaction to the children’s concert, 50% will have learned something new about the orchestra, and 60% will have learned something new about Native American Culture. The Keith Bear residency will expose students to aspects of Native American Culture and will enhance their understanding of his culture and their own culture. 50% of the students will be actively engaged in the activities and 60% will have learned something new about Native American Culture.To evaluate Keith Bear’s residency, photos will be taken to document his work with the students. Volunteers and teachers will observe the student participants in the school settings and report on their engagement with the presentations and material, and teachers will poll students on what they learned about Native American culture that they didn’t know before. To evaluate the subscription concert, audience feedback on post-it notes will provide reactions to the concert, as well as photos and a video and audio recordings. For the children’s concert, teachers will poll the students with three questions, and the teachers will be asked how effective the materials and information provided prior to the concert was for the students.

Measurable Outcome(s)

All areas exceeded the targeted percentages for each area evaluated in the project. 2,186 children either attended the Children’s Concert and/or participated in Keith Bear’s School Residency program. 93% of children who responded had a positive concert experience, 90% responded that they had learned something about an orchestra and 85% responded that they learned new about Native American Culture. From the responses to Keith Bear’s School Residency, 90% responded that they had learned something new about Native American Culture and music, 95% of students participating were actively engaged and 100% of participating teachers had positive reactions to and comments about the School Residency program.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Richard Hanson, Mary Ward, Martin Tadlock, Bill Maki, Robert Griggs, Robert Bollinger, John Centko
Project Overview
Music and Peace: A Native American Perspective
Project Details
Funds will assist the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra to focus on Native American music and culture in its March concert and its biennial children’s concert, as well as provide educational activities in area schools.
Project Manager
First Name
Beverly
Last Name
Everett
Organization Name
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 3136
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56619
Phone
(218) 444-7914
Email
bemidjisymphony@gmail.com
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