Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2013
End Date
September 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Art Leap 2013
Project Details
Funds will assist Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council to sponsor Art Leap 2013, a driving tour of artists’ studios and other cultural destinations, as wells a number of live performances.
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
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Art Leap has two desired outcomes. First we want to expose visitors to art and artists and to create awareness of the creative process and the tools and techniques artists use. Second, to increase exposure and marketing for individual artists and performing artists.For visitors a packet of surveys will be distributed or mailed to participating studios and other sites to be made available to visitors. The surveys will ask what the visitors learned, if they enjoyed themselves, and if they have a deeper understanding of how much time and resources, such as tools and materials, that artists invest in their work. Participating artists will be mailed surveys, with stamped self-addressed envelopes to facilitate a better return rate, asking how many visitors they had each day, what their visitors seemed most interested in learning, whether Art Leap was helpful in promoting their business, etc.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Visitors’ surveys generally provided positive comments, indicated they gained a better understanding of artists’ investment in time and materials, made some suggestions for improvements, and shared information on how they learned about the event. Artists’ survey responses expressed appreciation for the exposure they received from marketing and publicity for the event as well as the opportunity to communicate with visitors about their art, sell their works, and meet new people. They also made some suggestions for improvements and shared information about how visitors learned about the event.

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 Manager
First Name
Lu Ann
Last Name
Organization Name
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 702
Park Rapids
Zip Code
(218) 652-4081
Administered By
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St. Paul, MN 55104

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Bemidji, MN 56601

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