Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Mahnomen
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2016
End Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Mahnomen
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,649
Direct expenses
$15,649
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program 150+ residents and visitors a day will benefit from this art's project. With the goal of creating a safe, inviting and vibrant downtown, by installing art onto a 50+ year old abandoned building the city is attempting to change the attitudes and behavior of the targeted audience to envision the potential of what the downtown can become. Entitled creative placemaking, if this project is successful the city hopes to incorporate more public art in the downtown. The city will be conducting a series of focus groups to identify the success of the program to change the target audiences attitudes and behaviors on if this project has helped to create a safe, inviting, and vibrant downtown. Creating a set of interactive murals will also allow the audience members to provide direct feedback on how well they like the project, solicit input on additional public art projects, and engage the community on how placemaking can revitalize the downtown.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The city conducted an open house with all of the artists and had between 35-40 participants attend the event. While, the city was unable to put together an interactive mural, the city was able to put together a "snap poll" on the city's website. That poll will be open from September 1-September 31, 2017 to gauge feedback on the success of the project.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
David Wiemer, Michelle Gieseke, Luann Durant, James Lee, Duane Schouveiller
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Project Details
Pembina Theater Mural Project
Project Manager
First Name
Mitchell
Last Name
Berg
Organization Name
City of Mahnomen
Street Address
104 Madison Ave W PO Box 250
City
Mahnomen
State
MN
Zip Code
56557
Phone
(218) 935-2573
Email
cityadmin@arvig.net
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
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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Region 2 Arts Council, Laura Seter (218) 751-5447