Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Central Lakes College Foundation
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,700
Direct expenses
$6,700
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Specifically, Verse Like Water seeks to organize, promote, and host a first class literary event with a world-class poet for the people of central Minnesota. It will be measured by great attendance of inspired diverse community people, evaluations, workshop attendance, and media coverage. Reading attendance goal of 250 people and workshop attendance goal of 50. Increase in community participation by 20%. 85% of workshop participants, who respond to the survey, will agree or strongly agree that the reading and workshop has added value to their lives. We will measure if we achieve our goals by the following: Taking attendance and participation counts at the reading and workshop. We will survey audience members/workshop participants and ask them if they are a student of the college or a member of the community at large, then tally and record the results. On aforementioned survey we will ask participants and audience members to assess the value of this reading to their lives, using a Likert scale.

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

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College
Project Manager
First Name
Pam
Last Name
Thomsen
Organization Name
Central Lakes College Foundation
Street Address
501 College Dr W
City
Brainerd
State
MN
Zip Code
56401
Phone
(218) 855-8129
Email
pthomsen@clcmn.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher and community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and 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 and dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist and community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher and community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and 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 and dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist and community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No