Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,818
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2013
End Date
August 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hubbard
Clearwater
Becker
Wadena
Hennepin
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
$1,818
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,732
Direct expenses
$5,550
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Youth and Music and Arts Showcase V has three desired outcomes: increased participation from visual artists in grades 5-12, youth musicians and preschoolers with participants increasing their skills; draw peers, family, friends, and residents into area downtown businesses, build a greater connection between downtown businesses and area youth.Judges will provide student participants with critiques of their work including comments on strengths and weaknesses and suggestions for improvement. The number of youth musicians will be tracked, and they will receive feedback on their Friday afternoon performances and Thursday night concert from audience participation in a polleverywhere.com evaluation. Musicians will receive stamped postcards asking for their likes, dislikes and suggestions for improvement. Audience anecdotal responses to student art and performances will be recorded and audience reactions will be photographed. Downtown businesses will participate in an on-site survey that will record the impact the event has had on their business and the community.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of youth artists and musicians increased, but the number of visual artists was significantly fewer than in 2012. Visual art was displayed in four downtown businesses. All store owners or managers completed a survey and reported additional foot traffic as a result of this event. Audiences at the youth concerts Thursday and Friday were very well attended. The four-day event creates the perception that downtown Park Rapids welcomes young people and their families. All the proposed evaluation methods were completed. Judges provided student participants with critiques of their work. Organizers signed up for Polleverywhere.com as an evaluation tool to receive Thursday night concert feedback via text message. Musicians were given index cards asking for feedback.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Paul Dove, Denise Gulbranson, Irene Weis, Pat Dove, Bickey Bender, Jill Dickinson, Lynette Guida, Lu Ann Hurd-Lof, Jodi Schultz, Rod Nordberg, Dawn Kast, Ben Ahern, Katie Margozzi, Kathy Medellin, Bell Medellin, Jerry Mevissen, Donna Nuemann, Carolyn Spangler, LouAnn Muhm
Project Overview
Youth Music and Arts Showcase V
Project Details
Funds will assist Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council to sponsor the fifth annual Youth Music and Arts Showcase in downtown Park Rapids.
Project Manager
First Name
Lu Ann
Last Name
Hurd-Lof
Organization Name
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 702
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470
Phone
(218) 652-4081
Email
luann47@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; 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