Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
L'Association des Francais du Nord
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2017
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Red Lake
Polk
Pennington
Marshall
Beltrami
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,157
Direct expenses
$16,157
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this project, community members (artists and attendees) will work more closely together in the future to create programs that reflect the cultural identities of the people whose history is shaped by the events of Old Crossing. Evaluation will occur through follow-up meetings with project planners, who include artists and the organization's board members who work over the year to produce an interactive community program reflecting cultural identities associated with Old Crossing, where the event takes place.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We evaluated qualitatively by two follow-up meetings with project planners. Interviews were conducted with attendees, and overall audience participation measured by video captions and a documentary produced by one visiting international television crew from CBC. We critiqued personal observations by attendees. The audience was quite engaged in following every performer closely and for the entirety of each performance.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Gerald Amiot, Virgil Benoit, Don Desrosier, John Thibert, John St-Marie, Jane Vigness, Will Beaton, Tim Brosseau, Alex Aman, LeRoy Pazdernik
Project Overview

Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details

Sponsor two international musical and dance groups and four US regional groups of singers, dancers and story tellers for festival at Old Crossing.

Project Manager
First Name
Virgil
Last Name
Benoit
Organization Name
L'Association des Francais du Nord
Street Address
PO Box 101
City
Red Lake Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56750-0101
Phone
(218) 253-2270
Email
virgil.benoit@und.edu
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; Briana Ingraham: musician, social policy manager.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Charles Erickson: retired librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist; Stephanie Olson: writer, editor, painter; Briana Ingraham: musician, social policy manager.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No