Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,990
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2017
End Date
September 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Beltrami
Hennepin
Hubbard
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Wadena
Becker
Beltrami
Hennepin
Hubbard
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Wadena
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
$3,990
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,744
Direct expenses
$6,734
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program people of all ages, ethnicities and abilities will participate in the arts. Last year's finalists included storytellers in a wide age range, two Native American storytellers and one storyteller on the autism spectrum. Storytelling is often described as an equal opportunity art form. As a result of this program, the audience will reflect similar diversity. Audience surveys will be inserted in the program asking what people learned about storytelling as an art form and ways to improve the experience. Judges will again be asked to suggest ways to improve the way entries are scored and ranked. Finalists will be invited to make suggestions and asked to encourage other storytellers they know to enter in the future. In addition, Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council members and the Great American Story Committee evaluate the event.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The 2nd annual contest drew fewer entries and a smaller, less diverse audience than in 2016. 26 audience surveys were completed. As a result, the committee will find an emcee who can be engaged in planning and provide the audience with information they asked to know more about, i.e. criteria for judging. Surveys showed the event improved understanding of storytelling as an art form. The committee will explore sponsoring a workshop and engaging local writers to attract more local storytellers.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bickey Bender, Mark Bridge, Jill Dickinson, Pat Dove, Paul Dove, Lu Ann Hurd-Lof, Dawn Kast, Nicole Lalum, Jerry Mevissen, Rod Nordberg, Marie Nordberg, Larry Novak, Jodi Schultz, Carolyn Spangler, Kendal Ware, Irene Weis, Lowell Wolff, Bill Zigmant
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details

Great American Story

Project Manager
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Dove
Organization Name
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 702
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470
Phone
(218) 732-7096
Email
pd5@evansville.edu
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