Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,780
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
September 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Clearwater
Hubbard
Wadena
Becker
Clearwater
Hubbard
Wadena
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
$4,780
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,888
Direct expenses
$6,668
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To increase public awareness of local artists, bring more visitors to participating artists’ studios/sites and provide visitors the opportunity to meet these artists and purchase their works. Surveys are provided to artists, asking for numbers of visitors and in what ways Art Leap is helpful, i.e. visitor comments, visibility, sales, commissions, etc. Visitors are asked if the event improved their understanding of the time artists invest in their work and learn about the tools and materials they use.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Artists reported numbers and sales up from 2015. They appreciate the feedback, exposure, and meeting "nice people." One said Art Leap is integral to defraying expenses associated with running a studio in the fall. Others said visitors seemed to learn and understand their artistic process better. Visitors enjoy the hospitality, live music, variety of demonstrations and experiences, and high quality of art at all the sites. One wrote: Loved the brochure and info on how artists do their craft.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

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

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details

Art Leap 2016

Project Manager
First Name
Lu Ann
Last Name
Hurd-Lof
Organization Name
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 702
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470
Phone
(218) 652-4081
Email
luann47@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