Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,322
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Arts Council AKA Bemidji Community Arts Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
October 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Hubbard
Clearwater
Cass
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
$2,322
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,200
Direct expenses
$3,522
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will feature readings by accomplished career writers/teachers. We will offer a traveling version of an annual poetry event in Minneapolis/St Paul. We will encourage interaction between audience and performer and provide access to books by performers including an anthology from ôThe Great Twin Cities Poetry Road Show.ö We will expend educational opportunities of participants by offering workshops as part of the Spoken Word Series.In an exit survey 95% or more of those completing the survey will agree they had a good or excellent experience and will express a positive reaction through narrative comments toward the reading. There will be an audience count at every event in which we expect to garner between 70-150 attendees for evening readings.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Listeners were attentive and responsive at readings. Their audible reactions were an indication of how focused they were and their many questions for the presenters were evidence of their interest. Surveys were collected at each event and respondents repo

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lorie Yourd, Paula Engen, David Towley, Pat Kelly, Bill Kelly, John Lembi, Charles M. Pulkrabek, Anthony Swann, Linnea Papke Larson, Kathy Towley, Kate Smith, Linda Thiem
Project Overview
2012 Spoken Word Workshop Series
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji Community Art Center to host four poets from ôThe Great Twin Cities Poetry Road Showö and a renowned local author for the 2012 Spoken Word Workshop Series.
Project Manager
First Name
Lorie
Last Name
Yourd
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Arts Council AKA Bemidji Community Arts Center
Street Address
426 Bemidji Ave
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601-3139
Phone
(218) 751-7570
Email
bcac@paulbunyan.net
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