Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Individuals

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Paula J. Swenson
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2016
End Date
March 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,000
Direct expenses
$5,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of creating this mural during the Bemidji First City of Arts Studio Cruise adults and students will gain an understanding of the process of mural painting. As a result of this mural, adults and children will easily be exposed to works of public art on their way to the printers, the grocery or local cafe. The mural will be able to be seen from a car, bus or bicycle. There are no barriers resulting from race, ages or physical disability with the exception of vision. The artist participates in the Bemidji First City of Art Studio Cruise and will keep track of the number of visitors to her studio. It is a little more difficult to assess visitors to the mural once it is in place. A small plaque will be placed below the mural with the artists name, the murals name and an email address to send selfies and photos of visitors. KBXE's staff will keep track of numbers of comments and calls.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The River of Time Studio Cruise entertained over 120 visitors during the October 2016 art event. The mural panels were up and plans were available for viewing. The mural dedication was well attended with over 50 persons coming to celebrate the mural. According to estimates from KBXE about 4 to 5 people come by the radio studio daily to visit the mural. That is approximately 1,565. Many more see it by driving by. It is hoped that, as in past murals, the mural will be visited by school classes.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Individuals
Project Details
A Landscape of Sound
Project Manager
First Name
Paula
Last Name
Swenson
Organization Name
Paula J. Swenson
State
MN
Phone
(218) 751-6767
Email
swensonmail@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Joe Allen: photographer, college professor; Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Jill Johnson: author; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Natalie Grosfield: Theater Artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Joe Allen: photographer, college professor; Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Jill Johnson: author; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Harold White, Jr: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative council member; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No