Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Warroad High School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Roseau
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,000
Direct expenses
$11,000
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)

My students' greatest need was to see, hear, and interact with professional musicians. Having Copper Street in to our school for two days gave my students a truly unique and lasting experience that they will remember for years to come. Based on our questionnaires, 100% of students learned about brass playing and chamber music. 100% of community members also said they enjoyed the evening performance and would hear this group play again. The attendance numbers were almost identical to the estimates we had in the original proposal illustrating a successful project. Both the audience and participant (student) surveys were distributed. We also received an informal evaluation from the Copper Street Brass that included their thoughts on our students' progress and tips for continuing the brass players' advancement. My students spent two days working with professional musicians, a time they will never forget. The brass players got the chance to work with world class players on their instruments and they learned several tricks and tips to help them play with their best possible sound. The non-brass players got the chance to learn about chamber music and how it can help them within their larger band. I received many positive comments from the community members that attended Copper Street's evening concert through the questionnaires as well as informal discussions post-concert. People here in Warroad don't get the chance to hear professional concerts and having Copper Street here to perform has given the entire community an opportunity it otherwise would not have had.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Justin Partee, Keirsten Eklie, Janet Olson, Brian McFarlane, Tim Fast, Brian Hontvet, Darby Zentner
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
Residency with The Copper Street Brass Quintet
Project Manager
First Name
Duane
Last Name
Ledin
Organization Name
Warroad High School
Street Address
510 Cedar Ave NW
City
Warroad
State
MN
Zip Code
56763
Phone
(218) 386-1472
Email
staff@csbq.org
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.