Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,248
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Dan Olson
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
November 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Clay
Otter Tail
Wilkin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,248
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,000
Direct expenses
$16,248
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

My goal is to establish the Space Station, my band’s music studio in Fergus Falls, as both a physical and virtual music destination by providing access to high quality live music experiences, education opportunities and community building in Fergus Falls, serving 20 bands and approximately 500 audience members over the course of the next year, and additionally providing video recordings of each concert to an online audience that feature 30 minutes interviews with featured musicians. Additionally, we will offer a video editing class to local artists, and a week-long rock band camp.As an introduction to each show, we will air a quick clip: Have you Heard of the Space Station Fergus Falls? Throughout the week I will go about the area with a camera and ask random people this question. If they have heard of it, I will ask what they liked and what they didn’t like or what they want to see come out of the space station. If they haven’t heard of it, I will ask them what kind of music they want to see in Fergus Falls. Also, every person I ask will get a ticket that will serve as an invite to the Season 1 finale Space Station party. These people will be invited to attend the finale, and will be asked one question, or make one statement regarding the show, such as how often they attended, what their favorite show was, and suggestions they have for future plans for the Space Station.

Measurable Outcome(s)

As listed above, the number of likes from Facebook and views on YouTube are very positive numbers. The episodes are being watched, and more views seems to be added daily. With an overall average of 36 people attending a show throughout the season, we feel on the right track. The last two Space Station shows each housed 50 plus attendees, this shows that we are gaining momentum. Another interesting indicator is, that we no longer have to contact bands to play the Space Station, they are contacting us. We have enough interest to book 10 shows in 2015 already.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To establish a public music venue at the Space Station with streamed concerts and workshops.

Project Manager
First Name
Dan
Last Name
Olson
Organization Name
Dan Olson
State
MN
Phone
(612) 239-2718
Email
radioonsongs@gmail.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; 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.