Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,460
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
McLeod
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Ramsey
Sherburne
Steele
Wadena
Washington
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,460
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,000
Direct expenses
$7,460
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goals of this project are to increase knowledge, appreciation, and awareness of arts, history, and local cultures, heritage, and traditions for Beltrami county residents and tourists visiting the exhibit. Audiences will be impacted with a high quality arts experience, an artist’s artistic career will be impacted, and the skills and experience of the Beltrami County Historical Society staff will allow for future and sustainable high quality arts projects to happen at the history center.The primary method of evaluation will be a survey offered to the target audience at the exhibit and online. Visitors will be asked to rate how the exhibit enhanced their understanding and knowledge of local history, arts, and culture as well as measure a meaningful change in their appreciation and awareness of the area and the arts through this exhibit. A guest book will allow for more descriptive entries about the impact the exhibit has had on visitors. Todd and BCHS staff will be interviewed with questions including How much has awareness of your work changed since the exhibit, and for staff specifically, how has this experience will help incorporate arts and cultural heritage activities into future projects.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Beltrami County Historical Society staff gained valuable skills and experience digitizing photographs, learned about important metadata to collect for archival items, and gained experience putting together a photographic exhibit (particularly proper framing and matting techniques). Survey results showed that 85% of visitor respondents reported that their knowledge, appreciation, and awareness of history and culture was “very enhanced” or “extremely enhanced” because of the project. The majority of respondents also reported that they are “very likely” or “extremely likely” to view the History Center as a place to engage in arts and cultural heritage activities in the future.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Linda L Lemmer, Leo Soukup, Steve Caron, Warren Meissner, Andy Mack, Kim Nagle, Kathryn Beaulieu, Gina Lemon, Belinda Smith
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist the Beltrami County Historical Society to hire photographer Todd Geiger to re-photograph and display historical pictures of Beltrami County for a high-quality arts and history exhibit open to the public.
Project Manager
First Name
Dan
Last Name
Karalus
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
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist; Patt Rall: Arts Columnist, Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Visual Artist; Genny Lowry: Arts Appreciator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No