Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,045
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Clear Waters Life Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2013
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clearwater
Polk
Clearwater
Polk
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,045
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,355
Direct expenses
$2,400
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Youth through senior citizens will be inspired to engage more intentionally in future art activities. Teaching artists will increase their ability to reach participants at various levels and ages, and their teaching skills will improve. Children will gain curiosity about other arts learning opportunities and be inspired to sign up for Community Education classes, and the Clear Waters Life Center Youth Center art rooms.A short survey after their art experience will indicate what skills participants gained and what their experience was like working with the artists. The number of sign-ups for future workshops, classes, and open studios will show inspiration for future engagement. Observation of the effectiveness of teaching methods and verbal interviews with each teaching/demonstrating artist will show their perception of their success and indicate an improvement in their skills. Observation of the children participants with specific attention paid to signs of curiosity and enjoyment will indicate levels of success. The number of names on sign-up sheets will show participation inspiration among the young participants.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Participants were asked to sign-in at each hands-on demonstration and fill out a short survey. Staff observed the demonstrations and conducted a verbal interview with each teaching/demonstrating artist. Participants were unwilling to complete our survey after their experience so we collected about half. Participants had lots of fun engaging in art and did not want to fill out paperwork associated with the project. Artists felt successful at engaging the participants and felt they had increased their ability to reach participants at various levels and ages, especially youth. Staff noticed that youth were more willing than adults to participate in hands-on demonstrations. Many of the watching adults said it looked like fun and they should sign up for classes, but we did not get the sign-ups we predicted.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Rick Moore, Thomas Jones, Verlyn Strenge, Audrey Emmel, Julie Sundquist, John Nelson, Sherry Hjelle, Tim Shamp, Brenda Rouland, Brian Engebretson
Project Overview
Clear Waters Life Center ôShow it!ö Art Fair
Project Details
Funds will assist Clear Waters Life Center Gonvick to host a one-day arts fair in our community featuring artists that will demonstrate and offer hands-on instruction to willing participants.
Project Manager
First Name
Rebecca
Last Name
Dorman
Organization Name
Clear Waters Life Center
Street Address
256 2nd Ave SW PO Box 155
City
Clearbrook
State
MN
Zip Code
56634
Phone
(218) 776-2789
Email
cwlc@gvtel.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; Mark Anthony Rolo: literary artist, theatrical artist, visual artist, craft artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Leah Prussia: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Malotte Backer: visual artist, ceramic artist, arts advocate; Delana Smith: visual artist, dancer, craft artist, regalia artist; Nancy Brown-Colligan: theatrical artist, choreographer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No