Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,748
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji State University AKA Bemidji State University Music Department
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2015
End Date
February 2016
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 ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,748
Other Funds Leveraged
$687
Direct expenses
$3,435
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will allow Bemidji State University music majors to work with professionals, improving their understanding of the music they perform and the role of collaboration. Additionally, the project will educate music students attending Bemidji Schools and the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts by exposing them to professional-grade performances and offering a question-and-answer session. Furthermore, this project will offer Bemidji residents recitals of music they may otherwise not be exposed to. Music teachers and directors will be contacted via email and asked about how the experience impacted their classes. Students who work directly with the professional musicians will be able to report their experience to their respective professors in talk-back sessions. The professors will also have a chance to voice their opinions through talk-back sessions and interviews with the project director. Lastly, the master class will provide observable impacts on the critiqued students.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Bemidji State University music majors worked with professional musicians and were able to report their experiences to their private teachers and to the project director. Students in Bemidji area schools heard seldom-performed music executed by professionals and asked the musicians questions following the performance. Residents in Bemidji heard professional-grade performances of seldom-played music commented on their experience. I have included testimonials from each demographic in the uploaded file below.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Colleen Greer, Steve Carlson, Scott Guidry, Del Lyren
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Project Details
Bemidji State University Artist Residency
Project Manager
First Name
Stephen
Last Name
Carlson
Organization Name
Bemidji State University
Street Address
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601-2699
Phone
(218) 755-2915
Email
scarlson@bemidjistate.edu
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