Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,995
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bagley Area Arts Collaborative
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Clay
Clearwater
Polk
Sherburne
Hubbard
Stearns
Itasca
Mahnomen
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,995
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,910
Direct expenses
$7,905
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Audience members will be introduced to musical instruments they are not familiar with. Audience members will become aware of the music of certain featured regions of different parts of Scandinavia. Some audience members will be encouraged to learn how to play some of these new instruments or to bring out an old instrument maybe hidden away in the closet. The residents of the Bagley area will have an expectation of arts opportunities right in their hometown. We will be using a new method to evaluate this project called World Cafe. We will use a modified World Cafe method to measure the outcomes listed above. We will design cards that have each of the questions typed on them and ask the concert goers to pick one that best fits their experience for the concert they are attending. The cards will be deposited in a small box located on each table. The Bagley Area Arts Collaborative board will tabulate the findings and make adjustments for the following concerts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We think it was beneficial in helping us determine what people came away from the concerts with. We used three questions, each one was on a 3x5 card in an envelope. Each concert attendee received an envelope at the first two concerts. It was informative for our group to realize that roughly: 85% heard music from a region of Scandinavia they had not heard before. 90% heard an instrument played they had not seen before. 75% learned new information about traditional music and clothing.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Pamela Edevold, Monie Martin, Nancy Brown-Colligan, Janet Brademan
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Project Details
Musical Tour of Scandinavia
Project Manager
First Name
Pamela
Last Name
Edevold
Organization Name
Bagley Area Arts Collaborative
Street Address
36627 225th Ave
City
Bagley
State
MN
Zip Code
56621
Phone
(218) 785-2595
Email
pamelaedevold@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Justin Holley: Author; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, actor; Joseph Allen: Professor of Art, photographer, traditional Native crafts artist; Jill Johnson: Author, musician; Sandra Roman: Art teacher, author; Gayle Highberg: Painter; Lowell Wolff: Photographer; Jane Merschman: K-12 teacher, actor, director; Mary Hilbrand: Musician; Joanne Kellner: Arts administrator, puppeteer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Justin Holley: Author; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, actor; Joseph Allen: Professor of Art, photographer, traditional Native crafts artist; Jill Johnson: Author, musician; Sandra Roman: Art teacher, author; Gayle Highberg: Painter; Lowell Wolff: Photographer; Jane Merschman: K-12 teacher, actor, director; Mary Hilbrand: Musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No