Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,772
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Headwaters School of Music and the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2013
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Hubbard
Lake of the Woods
Clearwater
Cass
Polk
Mahnomen
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
$5,772
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,443
Direct expenses
$7,215
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The students, teachers, and adult audiences will experience an increase in awareness of cultures that are different from ours as well as learn about different music and instruments.Educators will complete a survey through Survey Monkey measuring student increase in awareness of diverse cultures and the musical, cultural impact the program has had on them. In addition, the results of the talk back session indicating community impact will be documented and shared with Region 2 Arts Council. As a result of this program, 60% of the audience will experience a positive exposure to different cultures that will help us recognized the differences and similarities that exist between ourselves and persons of other cultures.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Both Baladino and Le Vent Du Nord enlightened students, teachers, and adult audiences through their instruments, music, and candid conversation about the cultural / historical components and underpinnings of their music and their musical and cultural expression. Immediate feedback from the adult public and educators yielded the most direct feedback highlighting the groups’ abilities to entertain, engage, and educate. The students, teachers, and adult audiences experienced an increase in awareness of the French Canadian and Jewish cultures.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Nicholas Jackson, Jane Mueller, Terry Jones, Don Zieman, Jess Evenson, Linda Wagner, Al Pederson, Arlys Hall
Project Overview
World Fest Residency
Project Details
Funds will assist Headwaters School of Music and the Arts to bring two international performing arts groups to the Bemidji area to present week-long residencies that will broaden our community’s understanding of different cultures.
Project Manager
First Name
Jessica
Last Name
Evenson
Organization Name
Headwaters School of Music and the Arts
Street Address
519 Minnesota Ave NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 444-5606
Email
headwatersschool@yahoo.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
Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Bill Smith: visual artist, sculptor, craft artist, arts advocate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No