Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,380
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Goodridge Veterans Memorial Park
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pennington
Clearwater
Roseau
Marshall
Red Lake
Polk
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,380
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,495
Direct expenses
$9,875
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this project, community members of all ages will have a new awareness of the talent of the fifteen artists related to the Freedom Festival, which will encourage people to get involved and appreciate the many different arts. Evaluation will occur through a follow-up meeting with the planners, and also an evaluation survey form will be given to the audience in which they can express their opinions and comment about their experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Questionnaires handed out showed positive reviews with comments in hopes of the festival being made an annual event. We believe that lives were changed as a result of our grant activities by crowd participation which increased opportunities for self-expression and enjoyment. Artists said they had a wonderful time and requested to come back again. The festival improved individuals’ sense of belonging or attachment to the community.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Aldon Hyland, Donnie Jensen, Dawn Hanson, Berny Vraa.
Project Overview

Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details

Freedom Festival 2017 is an entire day filled with 15 artist performances and demonstrations of many genres: music, pottery, writing, carving, woodworking, chainmaille, painting, drawing, yodeling, comedy magic, and even balloon twisting!

Project Manager
First Name
Bernadette
Last Name
Vraa
Organization Name
Goodridge Veterans Memorial Park
Street Address
33501 130th St NE
City
Goodridge
State
MN
Zip Code
56725
Phone
(218) 378-4233
Email
bdvraa@gvtel.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Charles Erickson: retired librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Elizabeth Rockstad: visual artist; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist; Stephanie Olson: writer, editor, painter; Catherine Stenzel; writer, court mediator; Briana Ingraham: musician, social policy manager.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Charles Erickson: retired librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist; Stephanie Olson: writer, editor, painter; Catherine Stenzel: writer, court mediator; Briana Ingraham: musician, social policy manager.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Mara Hanel (218) 745-9111