Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,727
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Nemeth Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hubbard
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
$2,727
Other Funds Leveraged
$723
Direct expenses
$3,450
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Participating artists will develop their skills leading to their own professional development. The Park Rapids area public at large will exhibit an increase in awareness of the local arts community resulting in increased attendance at arts events.Participating artists will complete a brief final report indicating the ways in which this opportunity affected them professionally as well as provide feedback to Nemeth about how to improve the program for the future. The Park Rapids Community will be invited to fill out a survey monkey survey, which will show any changes in their level of awareness of the arts in the community and provide feedback to Nemeth Art Center for future programmatic planning. The Art Center greeter (usually the director) collects feedback regularly through engaging with visitors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through the final reports of the artists and their comments we know that several artists were able to make their first sales through this program - one was even commissioned to do a piece! For at least two of the artists this was the first time they had exhibited their work. This was a huge step in their professional development as artists. The final reports of the artists reflected the success of the program. The receptions were far better attended than last year and there was much more talk in the community about the program. Comments on the visitor survey were uniformly positive such as “I enjoyed meeting the artists,” and “I love seeing local art. Please continue to show Park Rapids artists.”

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
LouAnn Muhm, Christine Jessen, Mary Schwartz, Aaron Spangler, Jim Johnson, Andrew Thomason
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist the Nemeth Art Center to fund a gallery dedicated to showing artwork by regional artists in a professional, well-attended setting.
Project Manager
First Name
Meredith
Last Name
Lynn
Organization Name
Nemeth Art Center
Street Address
301 Court Ave PO Box 328
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470-1421
Phone
(218) 237-5900
Email
meredith@nemethartcenter.org
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