Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,860
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Deborah G. Wallwork
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2014
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Becker
Wilkin
Grant
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,860
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,100
Direct expenses
$14,960
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this project is to make a personal essay film that uses both art and science to reach out, through various media, to a broad audience in western Minnesota on an issue that rural people are very concerned about. For my own artistic development, this film represents an exciting opportunity to use my skills and the new prosumer digital tools to create a film that is personal, and narrative, one in which I have almost complete control over all aspects of the filming and editing. It will give me the opportunity to gain greater technical skills as a videographer and editor, as well as serve as a springboard for further small budget productions. I hope to use this film as part of a broader discussion about monarch decline and habitat restoration in Minnesota, and to make it available to a variety of cultural institutions who, through their own missions, can advance community involvement through an understanding of the issues it addresses.I plan to use the institutional screenings as my base for evaluation. I will distribute a questionnaire asking for feedback about the film. Questions that will be helpful for me are TECHNICAL 1) Is all the AUDIO clear and intelligible? COMPOSITION 2) Does the film hold together? EDITORIAL 3) Are there places where more or less information would be helpful? Those answers will give me a measure of the films effectiveness and also allow me to make adjustments for the final edit. Ultimately, my goals will be best measured by whether or not the film is accepted for broadcast on the Minnesota Channel on public television. In order to be accepted, the film must meet broadcast quality standards, and be well composed, exceptionally thoughtful, engaging, and of interest to greater Minnesota. That is a high level standard, but I believe I can meet it.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To make a work of creative nonfiction, a powerful visual essay, an essay film.
Project Manager
First Name
Deborah
Last Name
Wallwork
Organization Name
Deborah G. Wallwork
State
MN
Phone
(651) 216-4610
Email
redeyevideo@mac.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Eric Abrahamson: Business owner/painter, stage manager, actor; Pagyn Harding: literary artist, publisher/author; 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; Tim Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Michael Eble: professor, gallery curator at University of Minnesota-Morris; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Jim Arvidson; Susan Anderson: Art Advocate, Theatre and Art background.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Don Clark: Minnesota State University-Moorhead Professor, photography; Eric Abrahamson: Business owner/painter, stage manager, actor; Mark Ryan: Plain Art Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Pagyn Harding: literary artist, publisher/author; Nancy Berns: Radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Carolyn Aarsvold: Retired elementary music educator, violinist; Tim Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager, catering business owner; Gary Henrickson: former professor of literature; Michael Eble: professor, gallery curator, University of Minnesota-Morris; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Amy Schmidt: literary artist, visual artist, bookstore owner; Randy Peterson Pope: Chiropractor, Arts Advocate; Jim Arvidson: Retired businessman, fundraiser, art advocate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No