Minnesota's Legacy

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,570
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
History Museum of East Otter Tail County
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Becker
Otter Tail
Becker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,570
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,490
Direct expenses
$11,060
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Reduce sight barriers and improve the quality of visual presentations through gallery lighting improvements 2. Capture the spirit and diverse viewpoints of our community, and create a living artistic legacy through a photo essay competition 3. Provide resources for the creation of exceptional hands-on art learning experiences targeted at youth and families 4. Expose the community to professional touring musical theater performances they might otherwise not experience 5. Reduce financial barriers to people participating in quality arts experiences in our community 6. Encourage emerging artists to create a museum quality three-dimensional sculpted mural and be featured in a gallery exhibit 7. Increase audience attendance and awareness of the History Arts and Cultural Association Art and Events Gallery and Pioneer Village. 1. We will measure attendance for activities that have tickets, including collecting demographic data, to aid in planning future events. 2. Activities that don't have tickets we can estimate crowd size and demographics 3. In person exit surveys at the Gallery and Pioneer Village will track positive and negative impressions and ideas for other artistic programs. By surveying attendees, we will be able to evaluate how the community perceived each event, make positive changes or enhance popular activities. 4. Additional information about impact will be summarized from comments in the exhibit guest book. 5. Class participants and the artist/instructor will be asked for their feedback and ideas at the end of each project. 6. The History Arts and Cultural Association program committee will review all comments and measurement data to see how each project met its goals and aid in future project planning.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The evaluation results were extremely valuable as we have many ideas, especially from the survey, how to improve the qualities of the experiences. Also, to encourage more traditions in the artistic experience of our visitors. (Note: The final report was filed by a new administrator. The original project director left the organization and the replacement was less familiar with the evaluation concepts.)

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Chris Happel, Chuck Johnson, Fred Sailer, Karen Crabtree, Kenny Friese, Kenny Nelson, Marcia Davis, Marion Johnson, Mark Lehman, Rose Neseth, Syd MacLean
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To present a robust 2015 Cultural Arts Series for a variety of hands-on arts educational experiences.
Project Manager
First Name
Amanda
Last Name
Franks
Organization Name
History Museum of East Otter Tail County
Street Address
230 1st Ave N
City
Perham
State
MN
Phone
(218) 298-2666
Email
amanda.franks@itowmuseum.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist.