Minnesota's Legacy

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,460
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Rourke Art Gallery Museum
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2015
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Wilkin
Becker
Clay
Wilkin
Becker
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
$13,460
Other Funds Leveraged
$750
Direct expenses
$14,210
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To create a multi-use dedicated educational classroom within the museum. To create a sustainable arts education department in the museum. To provide 6 months of free educational programming to the Moorhead community. To create educational opportunities to youth and under-served segments of our community. To foster arts appreciation in the community through education. To teach a variety of skills and concepts that would otherwise not be experienced by our community. To raise the visibility of the museum and foster a new audience of museum goers. To create quality, paid, professional opportunities for teaching artists. 1. Exit Surveys. Participants will be asked to complete a survey gauging their experience and likeliness to attend future educational programs. At least 75% will respond positively. 2. Additionally information will be gained through talk back sessions with staff. These conversations will be documented by staff. 3. Artist/teachers will also be asked to complete a survey.

Measurable Outcome(s)

From a pool of 75 respondents, 75.68% of participants felt that the Rourke Art Academy class that they took was "Excellent." An additional 22.98% of participants responded that the Rourke Art Academy program that they attended was "Very Good." In the same survey, we asked if low cost/free arts programs are needed in Moorhead. 98.65% respondents answered "Yes." Based on these results, the Rourke Art Academy initiative needs to become a staple of our institution's annual, community-based arts programming. Thi

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bev Lake, Chad Johnson, Jeanne Aske, Jeff Knight, Patrick Vincent, Ron Ramsay, Sharon Pfeifer
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To create a dedicated educational space within the Rourke Art Museum and provide six months of educational programming in this space.
Project Manager
First Name
Cady
Last Name
Mittelstadt
Organization Name
The Rourke Art Gallery Museum
Street Address
521 Main Ave PO Box 345
City
Moorhead
State
MN
Phone
(218) 236-8861
Email
cady.mittlestadt@therourke.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.
Conflict of Interest Contact
Lake Region Arts Council, Maxine Adams (218) 739-5780