Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$850
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Runestone Museum Foundation of Alexandria Minnesota AKA The Runestone Museum
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2013
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$850
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,200
Direct expenses
$4,050
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Involve 40 adult community members to participate in the production of ''dancing lights.'' 2. Involve 30 school-age youth to participate in the production of ''dancing lights.'' 3. Have an audience of 260 adults and 170 youth view the ''dancing lights'' production. 4. Make the entire ''dancing lights'' experience multi-generational and family centered.In this first year of the project, we will consider it a success if 25% of visitors (about 3,000 people) listen to at least three stops. We will use the online stop count tools to estimate this. We will also walk through the museum occasionally to observe peoples' interaction with the stops. In the first few months, we will reposition any stop signs which visitors seem not to notice, to increase their visibility. To measure the success of our advertising, our greeters will ask some of the visitors whether they were familiar with the tour stop feature of our museum before arriving. We will ask for feedback from our greeters, to learn how most visitors respond to the introduction to OnCell, and whether we can improve the messaging. Visitors can leave audio comments for us on the OnCell system, which we will monitor to gauge satisfaction and note any need for improvement. Finally, we will have a one question paper exit survey asking how much the OnCell tour stops added to their visit, and a space for written comments, either positive or critical. While we won't be able to collect a survey from each person who used OnCell, we hope to collect surveys from about 10% of those users, approximately 300 per year. It would be very difficult to measure an increase in number of visitors solely due to our having the OnCell program, because of normal year-to-year fluctuations. However, we will note the difference between Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014 visitors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. OnCell's Statistics: This provided the size of the audience given above. There were about 500 total cell phone call and mobile access visits from 270 people. Most were from Minnesota residents. We will have approximately the same size audience annually. 2. Visitor audio feedback: Some visitors provided more information about artifacts, showing that they were engaged. We received positive comments through audio feedback, too. The gist of them is that they enjoyed the experience, valued it, found the pieces concise and pleasant to listen to. 3. Large sign, verbal explanation: The best way to gauge peoples' reaction to the tour stops is when we show them the sign and explain the use of OnCell. People usually say ''Cool,'' or ''Neat'' and reach for their phones immediately.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Carol Meyer David Velde, Deb Herges, Gary Lund, H. Dan Ness, Jeanne Stamness, Lee Christopherson, Marvin Martinson, Ralph Gunderson, Truman Hanson
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To create audio files for One Cell for personalized tours performed by Lakes Area Theatre.
Project Manager
First Name
Jim
Last Name
Bergquist
Organization Name
Runestone Museum Fd of Alexandria Minnesota AKA The Runestone Museum
Street Address
206 Broadway
City
Alexandria
State
MN
Zip Code
56308-1417
Phone
(320) 763-3160
Email
bigole@rea-alp.com
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