Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Fosston AKA City of Fosston Arts and Cultural Commission
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
November 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Polk
Clearwater
Beltrami
Mahnomen
Becker
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$84,141
Direct expenses
$94,141
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Real or perceived barriers to arts participation are identified and addressed through the artist completing and installing the first of five bronze military soldiers, thus giving our community access to outdoor bronze sculpture. Evaluation will occur through an audience questionnaire; notes related to personal observation; and audience, artist, and youth attendance count.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The improvements that we made to the park in 2016 resulted in more visitors than prior years. We have given people a public art piece that not only looks beautiful but gives a deeper meaning to the role our military plays in our country giving us freedoms others have never know. The official unveiling of the Bronze sculpture is scheduled for Memorial Day, 2017 as part of Fosston's Memorial Day Program.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
James Offerdahl, Lowell Veum, Roy Dufault, Doug Hoialmen, Charlie Anderson
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
To commission a Minnesota Sculptor to create the first of five planned bronze soldiers that will stand proudly on an 18" seat/wall (the "Wall of Heroes") in the Veteran's Memorial Park and facing US Highway 2.
Project Manager
First Name
Laurel
Last Name
Skala
Organization Name
City of Fosston
Street Address
220 1st St E PO Box 239
City
Fosston
State
MN
Zip Code
56542-1337
Phone
(218) 435-1959
Email
laurel.skala@fosston.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; 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; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No