Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,222
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Park Rapids Downtown Business Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Brown
Carlton
Cass
Clay
Dakota
Dodge
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Lyon
Meeker
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Polk
Ramsey
Roseau
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Todd
Wadena
Washington
Wright
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Brown
Carlton
Cass
Clay
Dakota
Dodge
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Lyon
Meeker
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Polk
Ramsey
Roseau
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Todd
Wadena
Washington
Wright
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
$2,222
Other Funds Leveraged
$18,503
Direct expenses
$20,725
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program, all ages and sectors of the community will feel welcome at an arts event which provides a variety of musical genres, adding to the community's quality of life and building audiences for live music. Photos of audience reactions and informal one-on-one interviews will be used to measure and document the impact of the events. Sponsors will complete an evaluation providing feedback on what went well and ways to improve the event. (One season, an attempt was made to do a formal survey of audience members, but many considered the effort to be intrusive and declined to respond.)

Measurable Outcome(s)

Photos and one-on-one conversations show audiences to be more racially/ethnically diverse than in the past, reflecting the changing community. Audience numbers also increased from an average of 550 per night with audiences estimated at 1,000 or more some nights. Results of the July 6 poll, found people in the audience came from two countries (Italy and Taiwan), 26 states and 27 Minnesota counties. The 2nd Street Stage Facebook page continues to be popular with one video reaching 3,636 people.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cynthia Jones, Molly Luther, Kathy Grell, Mark Bridge, Paul Dove, Kathy Grell, Cynthia Jones, Nicole Lalum, Mike Monsrud, Rod Nordberg, Mary Peterson, John Rasmussen
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details

2nd Street Stage Summer Concert Series

Project Manager
First Name
Kathy
Last Name
Grell
Organization Name
Park Rapids Downtown Business Association
Street Address
PO Box 142
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470
Phone
(218) 732-9218
Email
parkrapidsdba@gmail.com
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