Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 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
June 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Lac qui Parle
Polk
Ramsey
St. Louis
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$56,302
Direct expenses
$62,302
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Bring professional writers/teachers to Bemidji to deliver a high quality literary experience to our rural community. Broaden attendees’ awareness, knowledge and appreciation for creative writing, contemporary literature, and the literary arts.Evaluation methods include registration questionnaires, informal interviews, event surveys, and exit surveys and evaluations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Based on responses to evaluation questionnaires 37 out of 47 respondents felt that the quality of the workshop they attend for the week was ôexcellentö and 4 felt it was ôgood.ö In regards to questions of quality of the Evening Reading Series, 34 of 44 respondents felt that their quality were ôexcellentö and 8 felt it was ôgood.ö The Craft Talks and the Workshops positively impacted the participants' knowledge and awareness of creative writing.

Description of Funds
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 the Bemidji State University English Department to put on the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference to provide attendees and the community with high quality literary activities.
Project Manager
First Name
Mathew
Last Name
Hawthorne
Organization Name
Bemidji State University AKA Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Street Address
1500 Birchmont Dr NE Ste 4
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601-2699
Phone
(478) 454-8362
Email
writersconference@bemidjistate.edu
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