Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
North Shore Music Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2018
End Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cook
Cook
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

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,300
Direct expenses
$7,300
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

North Shore Music Association's long-range goal of this project is to continue our mission of offering the highest quality musical education and performances possible. The specific goal for this year's Bluegrass Masters Weekend is to serve our vocal students an excellent learning experience with one of the Bluegrass circuit's top vocalist/instructors. One desired measurable outcome is to hear from our workshop participants that they had a wonderful time learning from Valerie Smith and that they will take what they've learned into their daily practice to hone their vocal craft. Our other desired outcome is to receive enthusiastic feedback on surveys handed out to jamming participants and concert audience members. Evaluation methods for this project will include: assessment of feedback and data taken from surveys filled out by workshop students, jamming participants, audience members, and the workshop instructor; assessment of participant and audience verbal feedback, both during and after the event; a count of workshop attendees; and a count of concert-ticket buyers.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning Grant

Project Details

Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike: Bluegrass vocalist and instructor, teaches and performs at Masters Weekend.

Project Manager
First Name
Kate
Last Name
Fitzgerald
Organization Name
North Shore Music Association
Street Address
PO Box 1376
City
Grand Marais
State
MN
Zip Code
55604-1376
Phone
(218) 387-1272
Email
music@boreal.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Emily Swanson: arts administrator at Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Amy Varsek: Education Director, Duluth Art Institute; Kendra Carlson: writing and theater instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth; David Marty: former director of the Reif Performing Arts Center, Grand Rapids.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No