Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,009
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Participatory Arts Collective
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2016
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,009
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,989
Direct expenses
$7,998
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Workshop participants learn more about the creative process, especially designing, creating and implementing an outdoor mural. Participants gain confidence to express and create through art. Living wall increases viewer's sense of connection with art installation and the arts as creative expression. Living wall awakens connection to place and to others, and affects their external relationship to their community. Difference between views and experience per direct and indirect engagement. Pre and post-surveys assess levels of learning on mural art during workshops and help measure confidence gained. QR code on installation invites public comment and answers to questions on sense of connection and ideas on art; compare these to similar questions for those directly engaged to assess differences on impact from direct vs indirect engagement. Similar process to determine connection to place and community; add video interviews for deeper insight (levels of impact - direct vs indirect).

Measurable Outcome(s)

Project increased understanding of art and creative process. Overwhelming theme was Community. Participatory element added value and interest in community art making. We gathered info via post-event surveys, random interviews, Survey Monkey to people in and outside area/directly and indirectly involved in project. We analyzed written response via Wordle to identify themes. Finally, we included a QR code on a brochure for Harmony Coop to collect public comments from short video.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Leah Corcoran, Kathryn Gonzalez, Marti Lundin, Jon Langhout, Suzy Langhout, Josh Burnham, Vickie Wangberg, Pam Bezotte, Cynthia Hansen
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details

Gathering Harmonious Energy

Project Manager
First Name
Kathryn
Last Name
Gonzalez
Organization Name
Bemidji Participatory Arts Collective
Street Address
8040 Stump Lake Dr NE
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 407-7266
Email
kathryn.glez@gmail.com
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; Joanne Kellner: Arts administrator, puppeteer.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No