Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Public Library
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
In Progress
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$29,000
Direct expenses
$35,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

There will be an increase in their appreciation for and knowledge of Minnesota authors, literature, culture and heritage, as well as an increase in their knowledge of the writing process, publishing industry, and illustration of books, depending on the workshops they attend. Community members will gain knowledge of regional authors and express support of the library as a place for learning opportunities to occur.Attendees will complete written evaluation forms. Outcomes will also be measured by interviews with attendees and observations recorded by Festival volunteers and staff.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Betty Hanson-Lehman, Betty Magnan, Gary Sorenson, William Joyce, Joyce Siegert, Brecken Gries
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist the Bemidji Public Library to provide the north central region of Minnesota with the 6th Annual Bemidji Library Book Festival, offering as many as 20 literary events in six days, with author presentations, writing workshops, and other cultural events.
Project Manager
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Ericsson
Organization Name
Bemidji Public Library
Street Address
509 America Ave NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601-3023
Phone
(218) 751-3963x 105
Email
ericssonp@krls.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Folk Dancer; Jill Johnson: Literary Artist, Musician; Sandra Roman: Arts Educator, Visual Artist, Literary Artist; Mary Boomgaarden: Photographer, Film Artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual Artist, Photographer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Folk Dancer; Jill Johnson: Literary Artist, Musician; Sandra Roman: Arts Educator, Visual Artist; Literary Artist; Mary Boomgaarden: Photographer, Film Artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual Artist, Photographer; Debra Warren: Visual Artist, Musician; Bernice Mitchell-Diver: Dancer, Theatrical Artist, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No