Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,544
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Fergus Falls
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Wilkin
Becker
Grant
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,544
Other Funds Leveraged
$12,766
Direct expenses
$20,310
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goals are: To foster dialogue, stewardship and celebration of the monarch butterfly; to showcase the arts community of Fergus Falls, inspiring a sense of collaboration in this sector; to attract new visitors to Fergus Falls; and to inspire a lifelong love of the arts by creating memorable, multi-disciplinary experiences for all ages. Each of the venues will pass out an audience survey to get feedback on the events and on the festival as a whole. Artists who participate in the workshops will be given evaluations. With comment sheets we will use a numerical rating system to measure audience and participant responses. We will measure the breath of the geographic area of participants. This information will be used to assess not only the success of the festival events themselves, but give us information on how broad an area is being drawn to Fergus Falls for arts related event. A greater than 50% favorable rating will be considered a success.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Overall, the festival was rated a success. The amount of collaboration between organizations, the number of events/activities, the number of participants, the age range of participants, the interest in creating monarch habitat, the number of events, the variety of medium presented (visual, music, writing, participatory, and more). The Botanical Art workshop participants were grateful for the quality of the workshop. The remarks at the ôKaliedoscopeö exhibit were positive, such as: ôamazing,ö ôlove the diversity of mediums,ö and ôgreat to see this number of artists.ö There were voiced concerns about having events competing with each other at different locations. The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center has requested another monarch festival.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ben Schierer, Darren Appert, Scott Rachels, Jim Fish, Justin Arneson, Wayne Hurley, Anthony Hicks, Rod Spidahl
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To initiate a multidisciplinary public arts festival, a Monarch Festival, during the week of August 10-15, 2015, featuring dance, music, visual arts, film, theatre, and spoken word.
Project Manager
First Name
Gordon
Last Name
Hydukovich
Organization Name
City of Fergus Falls
Street Address
112 Washington Ave W
City
Fergus Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56537
Phone
(218) 332-5427
Email
gordon.hydukovich@ci.fergus-falls.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kari Adams: Studio artist, graphic designer, printmaker; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Michael Eble: Professor and gallery curator at University of Minnesota-Morris, drawing and painting; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Nancy Berns: Former Lake Region Arts Council Board member, radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kari Adams: Studio artist, graphic designer, printmaker; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Michael Eble: Professor and gallery curator at University of Minnesota-Morris, drawing and painting; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Nancy Berns: Former Lake Region Arts Council Board member, radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer.