Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
July 2015
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
$2,500
Direct expenses
$7,500
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

By July 31, 2015 at least 3 artists will be retained to design and create benches, each reflecting a unique feature of life in Little Falls. By July 31, 2015, a collaboration of at least 5 different civic entities, working with at least 3 local artists, will be formed to demonstrate how artists and public entities can work together to add creative forms of expression in Little Falls. Visitors will note that Little Falls is a community that values creativity and that the benches enhance their experience.We will document contracts with artists, as well as take photos of each of the completed benches. We will document the meetings of civic entities and artists, to show how collaborations such as this can be formed and result in work that positively impacts the entire community. We will ask visitors, via a survey and through visits at the Convention and Visitors Bureau office and public events, about their impression of our community as place that values creativity and art.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful community public art project which produced 3 benches. Community feedback has been very positive.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Frank Gosiak, Jeremy Hanfler, Lief Hanson, Jerry Knafla, Brad Hircok
Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Beauty in Benches
Project Manager
First Name
Kristina
Last Name
Vonberge
Organization Name
Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau
Street Address
606 1st St SE
City
Little Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56449
Phone
(320) 266-7627
Email
lfcvb@charter.net
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