Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Polk
St. Louis
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Polk
St. Louis
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
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,125
Direct expenses
$19,125
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The BSO musicians: We want the BSO musicians to grow as artistic practitioners by honing the skills needed to work with such an unusual music style as the MIDIots. Those who attend the concert: We want to persuade our audience that great musicians will successfully collaborate to the benefit of the listeners, no matter how disparate their music styles might seem at the outset. We want them to increase their knowledge and appreciation of electronic music and electronic instruments. The BSO musicians: We will survey via email a sub-set of BSO musicians and ask them if and how their experience with the MIDIots challenged and/or expanded their skill levels. Those who attend the concert: We will ask a predetermined number of audience members to fill out a pre- and post-concert survey (while at the concert venue) regarding their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of electronic music. We will choose the names from a pool of our season ticket holders.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We surveyed a sub-set of musicians and audience members. Our survey revealed an increase in knowledge/appreciation of electronic music on the part of our audience. 90% found the "new" music enjoyable, and 82% said they enjoyed unexpected musical experiences as part of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra’s season. About half of our musicians had experience with electronic music, and many felt that they could pull on their existing skills to perform. 71% really enjoyed the experience, 28% were neutral, none were negative.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mary Auger, Alicia Cloose, Julia Conlon, Nancy Haugen, Ann Hayes, Louise Jackson, Ann Long Voelkner, Jeb Monge, Karl Mork, Cyrus Pansch, Sue Rosselet, Stu Rosselet
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details

A Bemidji Symphony Orchestra concert featuring the MIDIots.

Project Manager
First Name
Tanya
Last Name
Hasbargen
Organization Name
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 3136
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56619
Phone
(218) 444-7914
Email
bso@bemidjisymphony.org
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