Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
East Polk Heritage Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
September 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Polk
Polk
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,211
Direct expenses
$6,711
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increases. Increased participation in Heritage Days gives our attendees a broader artistic experience. Evaluation will occur through a participant, audience, and artist questionnaire; interviews; and audience, artist, and youth count.

Measurable Outcome(s)

What we noticed this year was the large increase in younger children who came with their parents for the variety of children's activities. Each performing artist/group said they would come again. The end of the day provided a sing-a-long and the participation was incredible. We had a teen come up after to indicate she wanted to be on the planning committee for next year's event! We did not have a questionnaire but rather compiled comments. Overall attendance far exceeded previous years.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bonnie Stewart, Kathryn Carver, Judy Newton, Dorothy Roof, Mona Anderson, Wayne Strom, Vicki Strom, Bud Roof, Stephanie Anderson
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
Sponsor the 30th Anniversary of the East Polk Heritage Center at its annual Heritage Days event.
Project Manager
First Name
Bonnie
Last Name
Stewart
Organization Name
East Polk County Heritage Center
Street Address
PO Box 4
City
Fosston
State
MN
Zip Code
56542
Phone
(218) 435-6119
Email
stewart@gvtel.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Bill Kirkeby: band instructor; Bruce Reeves: college professor, arts advocate; Charles Erickson: librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Deanna Swendseid: performing arts volunteer; Elizabeth Rockstad: visual artist; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; Jennifer Bakken-Brees: videographer; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Bill Kirkeby: band instructor; Bruce Reeves: college professor, arts advocate; Charles Erickson: librarian; Elizabeth Rockstad: visual artist; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No