Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$720
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Marshall County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2015
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Marshall
Polk
Pennington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$720
Other Funds Leveraged
$80
Direct expenses
$800
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 goals were met by bringing people out and some who had never been to Old Mill before. Though we hoped for more the very hot weather that day cut numbers down but still we were happy with the crowd. Our events main program had a type of performing artist which we have never had before. People watch and listened spell bound for over one hour and half. We could of never of had such a program without an arts grant. Through interviews, personal observations and surveys we learned that our day was a great success. As one lady put it -it was the best ever. Others wanted more of the same next year. We believe lives were changed through this performer with her desire to make people laugh and her stating that laughter is good medicine. Along with her using audience participation in skits and songs it was a day that visitors talked about long after they left.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kent Broten, Sharon Bubb, Jerome Peters, Stanley Demeyere, Eugene Jorgenson, Ollie Urdahl, Loren Abrahamson, Mike Bubb, Dennis Hjelle, Shirley Johnson, Jill Hall, Bill Sedgeman, Delores Sedlacek, Wayne Olson, Mike Johnson, Ethel Thorlacius, Marilyn Carlso
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
Grinding Day at Old Mill
Project Manager
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Broten
Organization Name
Marshall County Historical Society
Street Address
PO Box 103
City
Warren
State
MN
Zip Code
56762
Phone
(218) 745-4803
Email
kentbroten@yahoo.com
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; Deanna Swendseid: performing arts volunteer; Barb Geer: theatrical director, actor, musician, textile artist; Kay Rosengren: retired visual art school teacher, visual artist, actor; Mary Ann Laxen: visual artist, photographer; Evonne Broten: writer, arts administrator.
Conflict of Interest Contact
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Mara Hanel (218) 745-9111