Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Nordic Culture Clubs
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,500
Direct expenses
$8,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

One of the priorities of this collaborative project is to present high quality arts, entertainment and experiences to visitors, showcasing Viking and Scandinavian cultural traditions, heritage and way of life. Another goal is to feed that lifelong learner in all of us and create curiosity for other cultures.We will pass out short written evaluations with a goal of getting 15% response. Every year we strive to create a better experience for the community and increase their arts and culture exposure. The relatively recent partnership with the Midwest Viking Fest filled the gaps in programming and interest that the Scandinavian Festival had been missing. By measuring these results through surveys and direct contact, we can be actively involved with the trends and needs of the community.

Measurable Outcome(s)

One of our target populations was young families and based on survey results, 75% of those we surveyed rated the festivals a ''5'' when we asked them to rate how ''family-friendly'' the festivals were on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the highest rating). The festival gives truly does give Minnesotans access to high quality arts experiences as 39% of those we surveyed were from Minnesota. We also concluded that the festivals continue to bring in new people, since 63% of those we surveyed said that it was their first time at either festival.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Brenda Wassberg, Dawn Morgan, Debi Feyh, Evonne Anderson, Frode Tilden, Jerry Liddle
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Hjemkomst Festival and MidWest Viking Festival to support artist events during two regional festivals, Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking in June 2014.
Project Manager
First Name
Amanda
Last Name
Nordick
Organization Name
Nordic Culture Clubs
Street Address
202 1st Ave N
City
Moorhead
State
MN
Zip Code
56560
Phone
(218) 299-5452
Email
info@NordicCultureClubs.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Don Clark: Minnesota State University-Moorhead Professor, photography; Eric Abrahamson: Business owner/painter, stage manager, actor; Mark Ryan: Plains Art Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Nancy Berns: Radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Carolyn Aarsvold: Retired elementary music educator, violinist; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager, catering business owner; Gary Henrickson: former professor of literature; Minette Stalheim-Johnson; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Amy Schmidt: literary artist, visual artist, bookstore owner.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Don Clark: Minnesota State University-Moorhead Professor, photography; Mark Ryan: Plains Art Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Nancy Berns: Radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Gary Henrickson: former professor of literature; Amy Ann Mursu: Attorney/Owner Lakeview Trust and Estate Law, musician, volunteer arts board member; Minette Stalheim-Johnson; Timothy Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager, catering business owner; Kari Adams; Michael Eble: professor, gallery curator at University of Minnesota-Morris; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Amy Schmidt: literary artist, visual artist, bookstore owner.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No