Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,867
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Rourke Art Gallery Museum
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,867
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,023
Direct expenses
$14,890
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To feature work done by Minnesota artists. To demonstrate the contributions made by local/regional artists to understanding our shared cultural heritage.Evaluation was done through written surveys, exit interviews and observational evaluation. Although it has been our experience that visitors are reluctant to complete written surveys, a concerted effort by staff to encourage visitors to fill them out was somewhat successful. Staff also continued to “interview” visitors as they exited the exhibit, which is for us a more successful way to elicit feedback. (Note: colleagues in other local museums seem to have the same success – or lack thereof – of getting visitors to fill out written surveys.) We held group and individual discussions with teachers regarding the 2nd grade visits. And the essays by the 2nd graders served as an unusual and unanticipated evaluation tool, signaling what students responded to most strongly.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Virtually all visitors who completed a written survey or participated in an exit interview had a positive experience with the exhibit, programs and materials, well exceeding our goal of 50 percent. Again, the teacher reviews were overwhelmingly positive. More importantly, the eager participation of the students in writing essays – and their classroom (versus art) teachers in making it possible – was a signal that we were on the right track in creating this kind of arts education experience for the K-12 audience.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Aaron Becher, Bradley Bachmeier, Brian Grammer, Dirk, Ockhardt, Dr. Rich Callendar, Erin Koffler, John Clemedtson, Vicky Jo Bogart, Zach Dawson
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To add a permanent Minnesota area artists collection, focusing on Midwestern art.
Project Manager
First Name
Meredith
Last Name
Lynn
Organization Name
The Rourke Art Gallery Museum
Street Address
521 Main Ave
City
Moorhead
State
MN
Zip Code
56560-2748
Phone
(218) 236-8861
Email
meredith.lynn@therourke.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Amy Schmidt: literary and visual artist, bookstore owner; Carolyn Aarsvold: retired elementary music educator, violinist; Jane Gudmundson: retired gallery manager Minnesota State University-Moorhead, artist in residence; Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Nancy Berns: radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Pagyn Harding: literary artist and published author; Rebecca Davis: international classical pianist and teacher, graduate and former instructor of The Julliard School; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Timothy Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Rebecca Mitchell (alternate): former Lakes Region Arts Council Board member, Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, glass artist; Sandra Barnhouse(alternate): visual and literary artist, retired art instructor; Jay Johnson (alternate): former Lakes Region Arts Council Board member, jazz musician.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Amy Schmidt: literary and visual artist, bookstore owner; Carolyn Aarsvold: retired elementary music educator, violinist; Jane Gudmundson: retired gallery manager Minnesota State University-Moorhead, artist in residence; Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Nancy Berns: radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Pagyn Harding: literary artist and published author; Rebecca Davis: international classical pianist and teacher, graduate and former instructor of The Julliard School; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Timothy Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Rebecca Mitchell (alternate): former Lakes Region Arts Council Board member, Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, glass artist; Sandra Barnhouse(alternate): visual and literary artist, retired art instructor; Jay Johnson (alternate): former Lakes Region Arts Council Board member, jazz musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Lake Region Arts Council, Maxine Adams (218) 739-5780