Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji State University AKA Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Beltrami
Cass
Cook
Douglas
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Nicollet
Polk
Ramsey
Stevens
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$34,725
Direct expenses
$40,725
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Award-winning writers from outside Minnesota will deliver a high quality literary experience to a rural community, increasing awareness of BSU and Bemidji as a cultural center in Minnesota. Audience members’ awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of creative writing, contemporary literature, and the literary arts will be broadened.Results of regular check-ins by the conference director and paper surveys on the final day of the workshop will offer participants the opportunity to provide feedback on the effects of the conference on the participants and their writing as well as an opportunity to provide feedback on the running of the conference, the venue, the presenters, and the overall administration of the program.

Measurable Outcome(s)

32 out of 40 respondents felt that the quality of the workshop they attended for the week was excellent, and six felt it was “good” the remaining 2 felt it was fair. In regards to questions about the quality of the Evening Reading Series, 33 out of 39 respondents felt that their quality were excellent, 5 good, and 1 thought it was fair. The Craft talks and workshops positively impacted the participants’ knowledge and awareness of creative writing. 25 responded with a 5 out of 5, 10 responded with a 4 out of 5 and six responded with a 3 out of 5.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Larry Swain, Coleen Greer, Robert Griggs, Lynn Johnson, Angie Gora
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji State English Department to host a writers’ conference at Bemidji State University during the fourth week of June 2014.
Project Manager
First Name
Sean
Last Name
Hill
Organization Name
Bemidji State University AKA Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Street Address
1500 Birchmont Dr NE Ste 23
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601-2699
Phone
(478) 454-8362
Email
seanhill73@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No