Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,600
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. AKA Watermark Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,600
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,950
Direct expenses
$5,550
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of the CSFF, attendees will broaden their knowledge and understanding of the fiber arts medium through discussion of process, implementation of techniques and use of materials and tools. Some activities will help introduce attendees to new skills with others providing building blocks for more advanced artists. There will be a focus on creating awareness of the vibrant textile and fiber arts community in the five county area, while providing information and access to area resources. Progress will be documented with a survey to measure participant knowledge and understanding of fiber arts as a medium and how it was impacted by activities offered. Did they increase their skills? What processes were most effective in learning (hands-on, demonstration, class w/instructor)? Did they learn anything new or advance their skill in a specific medium? Were the learning opportunities sufficient (enough time and materials)? What mediums are they interested in exploring in the future?

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning Grant

Project Details

Watermark Art Center was awarded $3,600 to present the 5th Annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival, featuring a vendor market with artist talks and demonstrations including weaving, basketry, beading, quilting, and other fiber arts.

Project Manager
First Name
Lori
Last Name
Forshee-Donnay
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. AKA Watermark Art Center
Street Address
505 Bemidji Ave N
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 444-7570
Email
watermark@paulbunyan.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Becky Colebank: author.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Region 2 Arts Council, Laura Seter (218) 751-5447