Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
L'Association des Francais du Nord
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Red Lake
Polk
Marshall
Roseau
Norman
Beltrami
Clay
Kittson
Hennepin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,272
Direct expenses
$15,272
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The variety and number of arts opportunities in Northwest Minnesota will increase through this opportunity for the general public to interact with the artists and attend workshops on their special interests. Evaluation will occur through an audience questionnaire, personal observation of activities, follow up meeting with project planners, attendance numbers, and interviews.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our project allowed for more than 600 persons from a rural community to attend a diverse (music, song, dance) program of artistic performances as our goal was stated. The audience participated during some of the dance performances. Those in attendance also had the opportunity to interact with the artists during the day and evening performances.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Virgil Benoit, Jane Vigness, John Thibert, Gerald Amiot, Don Desrosier, John St-Marie, Nancy Vraa
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
French-Canadian and Michif Music and Dance Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Virgil
Last Name
Benoit
Organization Name
L'Association des Francais du Nord
Street Address
PO Box 101
City
Red Lake Falls
State
MN
Phone
(218) 253-2270
Email
virgil.benoit@und.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Charles Erickson: librarian, theater artist; Bruce Reeves: university professor, arts advocate, visual artist;  Faye Auchenpaugh: musician, arts advocate; Aliza Novacek-Olson: textile artist, college professor; Deanna Swendseid: performing arts volunteer; Eryn Killough: jewelry artist;  Connie Nelson: theater artist; Barb Geer: theatrical director, actor, musician, textile artist; Kay Rosengren: retired visual art school teacher, visual artist, actor; Angie Peterson: librarian, arts advocate; Jennifer Bakken-Brees: computer tech instructor, videographer; Mary Ann Laxen: visual artist, photographer; Evonne Broten: writer, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Charles Erickson: librarian, theater artist; Bruce Reeves: university professor, arts advocate, visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician, arts advocate; Aliza Novacek-Olson: textile artist, college professor; Eryn Killough: jewelry artist; Connie Nelson: theater artist; Kay Rosengren: retired visual art school teacher, visual artist, actor; Mary Ann Laxen: visual artist, photographer.