Minnesota's Legacy

Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Depot Preservation Alliance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods
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
$1,500
Direct expenses
$7,500
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Target audiences for the “Take a Ride on the Rails Mural” include people of all ages, including area residents and area tourists. It is expected that at least 50% of both adult and youth viewers will report a positive experience and increased knowledge of rail travel in the early 20th century. This mural will increase the community’s perspective of the Depot as a viable venue for arts and cultural activities.Volunteers will record audience reactions to the mural at the grand opening via observation, conversation, and surveys. Attendees will be encouraged to take home self-addressed survey post cards.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Surveys with chocolates attached were distributed with the majority of the respondents giving the exhibit/mural a 9 or 10 (out of 10) in terms of recommending the exhibit and mural to others. Visitors were offered pre-addressed post cards to take home and send back later with comments. Other comments were left by visitors in the regular depot guest book. The visitors ranged from young children to senior citizens. There is a growing awareness of the Baudette Depot as a venue for arts and cultural activities.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jeff Poolman, Eileen Olson, Cindy Hanson, Nora Crumpton, Marti Carlson, Hal Bitzer, Jay Ruediger, Carol Birkeland
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist the Depot Preservation Alliance to hire Scott Murphy to design, paint, and install a mural portraying the inside of a 1930’s passenger rail car, depicting passengers, luggage and parcels in diminishing perspective as part of a “Tales fro
Project Manager
First Name
Joanne
Last Name
Kellner
Organization Name
Depot Preservation Alliance
Street Address
420 N Main Ave PO Box 1238
City
Baudette
State
MN
Zip Code
56623
Phone
(218) 779-1365
Email
jkellner@mncable.net
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