Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Heartland BIG Read
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Morrison
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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,875
Direct expenses
$7,875
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. By 10/15/14, approximately 150 books will be purchased and processed by the committee and available for lending at project locations. 2. Between 10/15/14 and 11/21/14, six community book discussions will be facilitated by local book clubs or literary circles at designated project locations. 3. Christina Baker Kline will complete an author visit, book talk and book discussion in the afternoon at Pierz High School and an evening author talk and book signing at Great River Arts in Little Falls on 11/21/14.Success of the project will be demonstrated by participation in event activities. At least 6 book discussions with 10-20 participants each would be successful. A strong public attendance at each of the author events (200 people) will indicate success. The number of visits to our website, comments made and completed online surveys will help gauge success. Student engagement in book discussions, classroom activities and the author visit will be reflected in their grades and by teacher evaluation.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully facilitated and provided access to a quality literary arts activity for the community. Participation exceeded expectations and majority of participants indicated a positive artistic experience.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Peter Stein, Amanda Bailey, Dennis Hirschback, Mary Schmidt, Susan Chambers
Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Heartland BIG Read
Project Manager
First Name
JoAnn
Last Name
Dahl
Organization Name
Heartland BIG Read
Street Address
112 Kamnic St
City
Pierz
State
MN
Zip Code
56364
Phone
(320) 761-5873
Email
joanndahlsmail@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher, community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer, artistic community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mary Schmidt: Arts educator, dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist, community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist, community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff, over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher, community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer, artistic community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mary Schmidt: Arts educator, dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist, community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist, community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff, over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No