Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2011
End Date
October 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hubbard
Beltrami
Clearwater
Becker
Wadena
Clay
Otter Tail
Hennepin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,300
Direct expenses
$11,300
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The artists will be pleased to bring art they create to the downtown business community. Shoppers and diners will see how the arts can be an integral part of life and will enjoy the positive feelings that come from being exposed to the arts. The downtown business community will be introduced to new potential clients and experience an increase in commerce. Anecdotal accounts will be compiled based on informal interviews with audience members and business owners. On-site surveys will be distributed to artists and audience members asking them to evaluate and suggest ways to improve the experience. The majority of the results will be positive. A separate survey will ask business owners to evaluate and suggest ways to improve the experience, as well as whether or not they experienced any economic benefits. The majority of the responses will also be positive.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A variety of local artists were given opportunities to be heard and seen at seven business location in downtown Park Rapids, Some in the audience became “regulars,” attending events nearly every month. Some audience members attended because the musician o

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Paul Dove, Rod Nordberg, Pat Dove, Irene Weis, Bickey Bender, Jill Dickinson, Kelly Grossman, Lynette Guida, Denise Gulbranson, LuAnn Hurd-Lof, Dawn Kast, Kathy Medellen, Bob Light, Pat Light, Katie Magozzi, William Medellen, Jerry Mevissen, Donna Neumann
Project Overview
Arts Downtown Park Rapids Monthly Events
Project Details
Funds will assist artists of multiple disciplines to perform and exhibit at businesses in downtown Park Rapids for 12 monthly events on every third Thursday.
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) 732-7096
Email
pd5@evansville.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: Visual Artist, Sculptor, Springboard Artist Career Counselor; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Arts Advocate; Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Lois Schaedler: Visual Artist, Filmmaker, Photographer, Craft Artist; Mary Guardipee: Sign Designer, Visual Artist, Craft Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deane Johnson: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Arts Advocate; Kathy Gustafson: Visual Artist, Sculptor, Artist Career Counselor; Patt Rall: Arts Columnist, Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Visual Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Malotte Backer: Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Arts Advocate; Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Lois Schaedler: Visual Artist, Filmmaker, Photographer, Craft Artist; Leah Prussia: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No