Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Depot Preservation Alliance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2013
End Date
May 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lake of the Woods
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
$1,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$500
Direct expenses
$2,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in a heightened awareness of performing arts in the community, an increase in access to the performing arts for community members, an increased perception among performing artists and audience members of the Baudette Depot as an important provider of local arts and culture. From an audience survey we will measure people’s awareness of the WoodPicks and their talents, an increased awareness of the Baudette Depot as a venue for the arts, and the appreciation of the opportunity to have arts events on a free-will basis.The target audiences of kids and teens, adults and older adults, as well as artists will be surveyed following the performance. We expect that the concert will be judged positively by 50% or more of those who attended. There will also be opportunities to take a good-time photo and have a conversation with the artists following the performance. Audience members will be invited to leave comments in the Depot guest book. Attendance numbers will be recorded and we expect a minimum of 200 audience members. Organizers will also get feedback from the artists on the venue, and the format and organization of the show.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Weather did not cooperate and instead of a concert on the lawn we had to squeeze guests into the Depot. It was not possible to do any kind of paper survey given the congestion of the guests. Oral feedback was collected instead. The consensus is that new people came to the Depot and saw its viability as an arts and culture venue that new people heard the WoodPicks for the first time, and a good time was had by all who attended.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jeff Poolman, Eileen Olson, Cindy Hanson, Nora Crumpton, Marti Carlson, Hal Bitzer, Jay Ruediger, Carol Birkeland
Project Overview
WoodPicks concert in the Baudette Depot
Project Details
Funds will assist the Depot Preservation Alliance to fund the honorarium and travel for the WoodPicks May 11th concert.
Project Manager
First Name
Joanne
Last Name
Kellner
Organization Name
Depot Preservation Alliance
Street Address
420 N Main Ave PO Box 1238
City
Baudette
State
MN
Zip Code
56623
Phone
(218) 634-9402
Email
jkellner@mncable.net
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