Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Small Towns

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Clear Waters Life Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
September 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Clearwater
Polk
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,835
Direct expenses
$11,835
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this project, area students will learn about Swedish music as well as the instruments and dances of this country. Residents of the area will be able to participate by listening to several genres of music, some of which may not be familiar to them and learn about the types of musical instruments and styles that make up these different genres. All resident will be able to attend quality, affordable programs in their home community. A focus group will be formed made up of 6 of the regular attendees at the concerts during the series. We have attendees fill out their mailing information so we can track how many of the concerts they attend. We will offer a talk back session after the Curtis and Lorretta Concert in February 2018 and the Arna Rennan Concert in April 2018. We will take suggestions and band names at each performance and document them. We will then bring those ideas to the focus group that is formed.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The concert series provided a variety of music, instruments, Swedish and Norwegian culture and was affordable to all. The concerts grew in number as we continued to have them and by the last concert the audience loved Monroe Crossing asking us to have them again. Appreciation for concerts grew as the audience experienced exceptional musicians enjoying their instruments which was evident as we observed and interviewed the audience. Life and activity in our rural community - a success in our eyes.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Rick Moore, Verlyn Strenge, Julie Sundquist, Tim Shamp, Audrey Emmel, John Nelson, Sherry Hjelle, Brenda Rouland, Brian Engebretson
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Small Towns

Project Details

Imagine It! Wildwood Concert Series - 2017/2018

Project Manager
First Name
Rebecca
Last Name
Dorman
Organization Name
Clear Waters Life Center
Street Address
256 2nd Ave SW
City
Clearbrook
State
MN
Zip Code
56634
Phone
(218) 776-2789
Email
cwlc@gvtel.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Jill Johnson: author; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Natalie Grosfield: Theater Artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Jill Johnson: author; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Natalie Grosfield: Theater Artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No