Community Arts Support Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Cass
Hennepin
Hubbard
Ramsey
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
$3,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$3,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Funding will impact Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council in two key ways: 1) Enable Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council to develop and implement a marketing plan which at a minimum would drive more traffic to the Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council website, raise awareness and gain support for Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council events and activities, and allow flexibility in partnering with other organizations to provide arts events, and 2) Encourage incubation of new ideas with some degree of optimism they will not be discouraged for lack of initial funding. Arts activities, those Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council sponsors and/or those resulting from community partnerships, would be measured in future Cultural Data Project (now DataArts) reports, particularly in the areas of number of arts activities and increased audience numbers and also in the number of artists engaged. Google Analytics would be used to measure success in generating more traffic to Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council’s website.

Measurable Outcome(s)

PRLAAC has developed a simple marketing plan. Website photo galleries have been redone to be mobile friendly and pages are current. Effort has been put into more frequent posting on Facebook. The Expo brought awareness to new audiences as did sponsoring a new chalkfest in conjunction with the Youth Showcase, the initial Great American Story event and participating in the Arts and Culture Commission’s arts plan. New partners are the high school drama department and New York Mills Cultural Center.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Paul Dove, Mark Bridge, Irene Weis, Pat Dove, Marvel Haynes, Larry Novak, Bickey Bender, Jill Dickinson, Bill Zigmant, Lu Ann Hurd-Lof, Dawn Kast, Nicole Lalum, Rod Nordberg, Marie Nordberg, Jerry Mevissen, Jodi Schultz, Brian Skinness, Carolyn Spangler, Kendal Ware, Bruce Bolton, Kate Viknair
Project Overview
Community Arts Support Grant
Project Details
Additional Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council funding will energize arts projects and activities
Project Manager
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Dove
Organization Name
Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 702
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470
Phone
(218) 652-4081
Email
pd5@evansville.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Justin Holley: Author; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, actor; Joseph Allen: Professor of Art, photographer, traditional Native crafts artist; Jill Johnson: Author, musician; Sandra Roman: Art teacher, author; Gayle Highberg: Painter; Lowell Wolff: Photographer; Jane Merschman: K-12 teacher, actor, director; Mary Hilbrand: Musician; Joanne Kellner: Arts administrator, puppeteer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Justin Holley: Author;Deane Johnson: Musician; Joseph Allen: Professor of Art, photographer, traditional Native crafts artist; Jill Johnson: Author, musician; Sandra Roman: Art teacher, author; Gayle Highberg: Painter; Jane Merschman: K-12 teacher, actor, director; Joanne Kellner: Arts administrator, puppeteer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No