Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. AKA Bemidji Community Arts Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
September 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Becker
Cass
Hubbard
Hennepin
Itasca
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,680
Direct expenses
$9,680
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The festive atmosphere created by featuring acclaimed poet and translator Jane Hirshfield and coming together of writers, poets, and listeners in a weekend festival honoring poetry and haiku will inspire artistic aha moments impacting experienced, emerging, and beginning poets as well as the general listening public. Access to a high quality arts such as this will impact awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of this literary art form.To assess whether our programs have resulted in the intended outcomes, we will rely primarily on a short survey and on-site observations by our staff and volunteers. Attendees will be asked to address the content of the readings, images that have especially impacted them, and how their views have been enriched and altered by the readings, conversations, and presentations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

From a consensus of personal observations by the Spoken Word Committee, the goals of the event were met and poets from beginning to experienced were inspired, enriched, and altered by the presenters and the weekend activities. Survey tabulations from the workshops and from Jane Hirshfield’s reading show in detail the extent of the impact.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lorie Yourd, Paula Engen, Pat Kelley, Bill Kelly, John Lembi, Kate Smith, Bev Erickson, Deb Jensen
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Watermark Art Center to host acclaimed poet and translator Jane Hirshfield, who will provide a craft lecture and evening reading as part of a weekend festival honoring poetry and haiku.
Project Manager
First Name
Lorie
Last Name
Yourd
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Arts Council AKA Bemidji Community Arts Center
Street Address
426 Bemidji Ave N
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601-3139
Phone
(218) 751-7570
Email
bcac@paulbunyan.net
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
Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Debra Warren: Visual Artist, Musicican; Nancy Brown-Colligan: Theatrical Artist, Choreographer; Anthony Swann: Literary Artist, Poet, Arts Advocate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Region 2 Arts Council, Terri Widman (218) 751-5447