Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Otter Tail
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
$12,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$73,020
Direct expenses
$85,020
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goals are: To enhancing the quality of the region's cultural life. To maintain high artistic standards. To present culturally diverse and stylistically expansive programming. To showcase some of the best available national and international performers and productions. To educate and build audiences for the performing arts by reaching out to diverse constituencies. The goals of this project relate well to our mission. The project embodies cultural, stylistic and ethnic diversity, which fits the missions of reaching out to diverse constituencies and enticing new audience members through exciting, unexpected presentations. We include surveys in each event program to determine how many new audience members we have attracted, and to find out what kind of experience they had (we ask that of long-term audience members, too). We have included these in all programs for the past seven years. Questions are detailed, and help us determine which event(s) of the previous year might have spurred them to attend an event this year. Surveys also provide basic demographic information and tell us where our advertising dollars have the most effect. We will also, for the first time, employ surveys that will provide feedback about the educational activities presented by our guest artists. We will ask teachers who bring students to answer questions about the activity; we will also provide surveys to community members who participate. One thing we will try to find out is whether attitudes and ideas about an art form or performer were changed by the educational experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Evaluations revealed that all events were enjoyed. The surveys provided space for comments, and we got many rave reviews and praise for bringing in such a variety of performing arts over the past several years. We also learned that many in the audience had not experienced a particular art form before (Renaissance music, for example, by New York Polyphony; one-man vaudeville-type theatre by Robert Post). Evaluations also told us that many people wish we had a better hall with more comfortable seating, and that we need to do better at keeping people from coming and going once a performance has started.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Andrew Johnson, Bailey Johnson, Diane Wolter, Mike Krajewski, Patrick Carierre, Paye Kennedy, Ryan Jackson, Trista Conzemius, Yvonne Condell
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To present five performances and related activities from authentic blues to European Renaissance to classical guitar to one-man theatre to big-band jazz fusion.
Project Manager
First Name
Rebecca
Last Name
Sundet-Schoenwald
Organization Name
Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Street Address
1104 7th Ave S 250 Bridges Hall
City
Moorhead
State
MN
Phone
(218) 477-2178
Email
sundetre@mnstate.edu
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.
Conflict of Interest Contact
Lake Region Arts Council, Maxine Adams (218) 739-5780