Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To increase public awareness of local artists, bring more visitors to participating artists’ studios/sites and provide visitors the opportunity to meet these artists and purchase their works. Surveys are provided to visitors and artists, including specific and open-ended questions. The coordinator records anecdotal responses and photographs artists and visitors. Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council members also share their thoughts and the Art Leap Committee has a wrap up meeting.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Artists asked for more promotion before the next event on their surveys, but were still pleased overall with the number of visitors and the number of sales during the event. Visitors responded very positively about the quality of local arts and the value of seeing local artists in action. Local businesses reported increased visitors and sales, especially the restaurants.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Paul Dove, Mark Bridge, Irene Weis, Pat Dove, Marvel Haynes, Jennifer Anderson, Bickey Bender, Jill Dickinson, Bill Zigmant, Lu Ann Hurd-Lof, Dawn Kast, Nicole Lalum, Rod Nordberg, Marie Nordberg, Jerry Mevissen, Denise Gulbranson, David Overly, Jodi Schu
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist the Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council to sponsor Art Leap 2015, a driving tour of artists’ studios and other cultural destinations.
Project Manager
First Name
Lu Ann
Last Name
Organization Name
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 702
Park Rapids
Zip Code
(218) 652-4081
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; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual Artist, Photographer; Patt Rall: Arts Columnist, Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Visual Artist; Delana Smith: Visual Artist, Dancer, Bead Artist, Regalia Artist.