Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,400
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Hubbard
Cass
Clearwater
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,400
Other Funds Leveraged
$590
Direct expenses
$1,990
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Lake of the Woods Historical Society, intends to bring audiences a high quality arts experience through performances in Bemidji and Baudette of talented and respected folklorist and musician John Berquist. The performance will entertain the audience and celebrate the shared north woods heritage of the communities while educating the audience about the ethnic and cultural diversity of the men who worked in lumber camps and how those cultures contributed to the lumberjack musical tradition.Following the concert volunteers will conduct a survey of 5% of the audience to track the quality of their experience. The randomly chosen audience members surveyed will be asked to rate on a scale of 1-5 their enjoyment of the performance and the concert as an educational experience. They will also be asked to name something they learned about the lumberjack musical tradition and whether they would attend a similar event in the future. The History Centers will also track visitation on the day of the concert to determine attendance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We observed audience members smiling, laughing, clapping, and swaying during the performances, and our evaluation surveys demonstrated that audience members learned a lot and had fun doing it. Of the twelve survey participants three marked “4” or “enjoyed

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sharon Geisen, John Eggers, Warren Meissner, Andy Mack, Kim Nagle, Linda Lemmer, Leo Soukup
Project Overview
John Berquist performances in Bemidji and Baudette
Project Details
Funds will assist Beltrami County Historical Society and Lake of the Woods Historical Society to present performances by folk musician John Berquist in Bemidji and Baudette featuring lumberjack songs to celebrate north woods heritage and musical traditions.
Project Manager
First Name
Nicole
Last Name
Foss
Organization Name
Beltrami County Historical Society
Street Address
130 Minnesota Ave SW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 444-3376
Email
depot@beltramihistory.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: Visual Artist, Sculptor, Springboard Artist Career Counselor; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Malotte Backer: Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Leah Prussia: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Bernice Mitchell: Theatrical Artist, Dancer, 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