Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Central Lakes College Foundation
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2013
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 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
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal is to host a literary event featuring poet Naomi Shihab Nye in the Central Lakes College Charlberg Theater for the entire community to attend. The outcomes would be to educate and inspire the 270 attendees at the reading. Participants in the workshop of at least 50 will be engaged in an enlarged perspective and vision session as Naomi educates and inspires writers.Attendance at the reading and workshop will determine the success of the event. Photos and video will record the diversity of the audience and reactions to Naomi's reading. Workshop attendees will complete an evaluation regarding both the reading and workshop outcomes. Area writers groups will be solicited for comments regarding the event for both evaluation and planning purposes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully attracted over 250 participants to literary event. Majority of participants indicated a positive impact.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jim Benson, Dick Breen, Sherrie Christensen, Kevin Donnay, Rich Fannemal, Nathan Hamilton, Ronda Hopkins
Project Overview
Verse Like Water: A visiting writer project at Central Lakes College
Project Details
A reading by the Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye on April 5th in the Chalberg Theater of Central Lakes College offering a mingling of stories, remarks, and a reading of selected poems after which she will answer questions. Following will be a writers' workshop, informal meet and greet, and book signing.
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
Kathryn Lohr: retired librarian; Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher and community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and artist, community leader; Ann Finch: community theatre producer, community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Jamie Robertson: Arts Administrator, arts advocate, community leader; Mary Scmidt: professional storyteller, college faculty and creative arts club advisor; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 years experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathryn Lohr: retired librarian; Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher and community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and artist, community leader; Fred Rogers: community theatre producer, community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Jamie Robertson: Arts Administrator, arts advocate, community leader; Mary Scmidt; professional storyteller, college faculty and creative arts club advisor; Mark Turner; Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 years experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No