Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,710
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge 70
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2016
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Roseau
Marshall
Pennington
Red Lake
Polk
Clearwater
Norman
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,710
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,264
Direct expenses
$7,974
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The quality, type, and number of arts opportunities in the state, and the organizations that offer them, increases through promoting and preserving the heritage of Norway for Americans, and increasing the number of people who attend from outside our town. Evaluation will occur through an audience and artist questionnaire; interviews; a follow-up meeting with project planners; notes; and audience, artist, and youth counts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We did audience and artist questionnaires at the end of each program, one-on-one interviews by committee members, and held a follow-up meeting to determine what went well and what we might change in the future, also to ensure that all bills were in and being paid. For the events for which we charged admission, we had number counts and could verify those with the "take" for the evening. We also had more people attend from out of town due to more advertising.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Andrew Halvorson, Tyrone Birkeland, Gloria Ness, Faye Auchenpaugh
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
A week full of cultural and artistic programs, all with a Scandinavian theme, including two new trolls for the Thief River Falls downtown.
Project Manager
First Name
Faye
Last Name
Auchenpaugh
Organization Name
Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge 70
Street Address
11094 195th Ave NE
City
Thief River Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56701
Phone
(218) 681-3410
Email
auchenpaugh@gmail.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; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No