Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,565
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. AKA Watermark Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2017
End Date
April 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Roseau
Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Roseau
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details

2017 Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Support

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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

Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Gayle Highberg: visual artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
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
$5,565
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,391
Direct expenses
$6,956
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program the audience will gain inspiration from Tressa Sularz' story of how mindfulness led to a paradigm shift in her art. Individuals will gain insight as to how art may inspire them to lead a more purposeful, creative life and engage their community. Participants will have a variety of experiences through fiber related activities, opening up a dialogue and exchange with artists, positively impacting the learning experience while celebrating cultural art traditions. Survey of key note attendees to gauge quality of presentation, change of perception regarding their work, likelihood of mindfulness towards their creativity being integrated into their own work, impact of how they now view their work and others. Survey workshop participants to gauge quality of the art and cultural experience and possible impact on their work. Focus group of artists after trail to gather feedback on their experience, changes for next year as well as anecdotal info from event.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Trail audience members were made up of individuals interested in fiber art and those who self-identify as fiber artists and were of diverse backgrounds and age. Attendees were exposed to regional art and cultural heritage with direct access to artists in lecture, classroom and studio settings. These experiences allowed for more personal exchanges that inspired individual creativity, creating an impact on their future work as artists. Many Trail artists and locations report enthusiastic visitors!

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lorie Yourd, Patricia Kelly, Andy Haskell, Bill Kelly, John Lembi, Beverly Erickson, Deborah Jensen, Colleen Greer, Stacy Bender-Fayette
Project Manager
First Name
Lori
Last Name
Forshee-Donnay
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. AKA Watermark Art Center
Street Address
505 Bemidji Ave N
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 444-7570
Email
watermark@paulbunyan.net
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
Email the Agency
Location

505 Bemidji Avenue North
Bemidji, MN 56601

Phone
218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447
Email the Agency