Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,980
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Headwaters School of Music and the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Hennepin
Beltrami
Hennepin
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
$2,980
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,500
Direct expenses
$5,480
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Each participant will be able to learn about an instrument they have not seen before. Each participant will learn new ethnic (Swedish) fiddle music. Each participant will learn new musical terms that are associated with fiddling. Participants will be introduced to a nyckleharpa and be able to play one piece of music on it by the end of the week. All 20 participants will learn at least three fiddle tunes from Sweden. All participants will learn fiddle terms such as chop, slide, improv and break. We will video the participants on three occasions to help document progress and to evaluate the project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Students filled out a one-page evaluation at the end of the program, with high marks in all categories. They liked learning about the nyckelharpa and that they had small group instruction as well as the chance to perform in large and small groups. Guest instructors also completed an evaluation. Some ideas were to give a more formal overview of what to expect at the beginning of the camp, and to provide overnight stay options so out of area youth and adults could take part.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michael Moen, Carl Johnson, Linda Sutherland, Al Pedersen, Kelly Schultz, Bob Enger, Rebecca Stone
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details

A One Week String Fling Fiddle Camp Featuring Traditional and Swedish Fiddle Music

Project Manager
First Name
Patricia
Last Name
Andrews
Organization Name
Headwaters School of Music and the Arts
Street Address
519 Minnesota Ave NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 444-5606
Email
headwatersschool@yahoo.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