Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,417
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Woodcarvers Club
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Clearwater
Hubbard
Mahnomen
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

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,417
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,110
Direct expenses
$6,527
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Woodcarvers attending the class will gain new insight into the art of carving; each will carve an item that will exceed their previous skill level. The Showcase will expose the community to Janet Cordell, local artists, and the art of woodcarving. At the end of class sculptures will be verbally critiqued by students. A survey will be given at the beginning of the class for the students to self-evaluate their skill level. These surveys will be revisited and collected at the end of the class in order to measure the change in skill level.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The self-evaluations showed improvement in the areas tracked: carving technique, design ability, finishing skills and overall skill level. Most improved in 3-4 categories. All wrote or said they learned things not tracked. All would take a class again. Exhibit attendance and reaction was tracked by a tally taken at the door and a guest book. 88 people came, doubling previous club events. Introducing artistic woodcarving and the artists to the community was accomplished.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Robert Larson, Frank Bera, Pam Janssen, Millie Langrehn
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Project Details
Janet Cordell Carving Experience
Project Manager
First Name
Bob
Last Name
Larson
Organization Name
Bemidji Woodcarving Club
Street Address
807 3rd St SE
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 444-4269
Email
blars@paulbunyan.net
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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No