Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,646
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Vermilion Community College
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2017
End Date
April 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,646
Other Funds Leveraged
$714
Direct expenses
$3,360
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this project is celebrate the work and legacy of Minnesota writer Paul Gruchow. Measurable Objectives: 1. Increase participants' knowledge of Gruchow's works, life, and legacy; 2. Increase participants' understanding of the connection between the arts, nature, and well being. Pre- and post- surveys administered to participants.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this project is to celebrate the work and legacy of Minnesota writer Paul Gruchow. Measurable Objectives: 1. Increase participants' knowledge of Gruchow's works, life, and legacy 2. Increase participants' understanding of the connection between the arts, nature, and well-being Pre- and post- surveys were given to approximately one-third (11/31) of the participants of the classroom workshop. 100% reported an increase in knowledge of Gruchow' works, life, and legacy; all reported an increase in understanding of the connection between the arts, nature, and well-being as related to Gruchow's life. An informal evaluation of the measurable outcomes: Five community members approached me after the workshop and lecture and thanked me for making the presentation happen.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Marge Forsberg, Barry Bissonett, Butch Diesslin, Julie Hignell, Brian Maki, John Mills, Joseph Owens, Teresa Sagen, Gus Smith, Barbara Soderberg, John Van Dreese, Jen Westlund
Project Overview

Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details

Still More Pages to See: The Legacy of Paul Gruchow

Project Manager
First Name
Shawn
Last Name
Bina
Organization Name
Vermilion Community College
Street Address
1900 Camp St E
City
Ely
State
MN
Zip Code
55731
Phone
(218) 235-1517
Email
megan.heiman@vcc.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director at KUMD.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director at KUMD.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No