Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Alexandria Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2016
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Pope
Grant
Otter Tail
Stevens
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,190
Direct expenses
$8,190
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To give area dance students and art enthusiasts an affordable chance to experience professional ballet and the performing arts while providing a free workshop capable of handling 50 to a 100 dancers. To maximize our attendance in the workshop and carry that over to increased attendance at the performance. To gather firsthand the visual beauty, elegance, and athleticism that ballet and professional dance brings to the stage. To see it live is to feel the emotion, passion, and visual impact that professional dancers and artistic vision can bring to the audience. A questionnaire will be given out after the workshop and performance. Questions asking how it affected them personally, and how it might impact their future involvement with dance. Feedback from the dance instructors and their students will help us gauge the success of our workshop and futuristic opportunities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

What we saw was that most of our audience was from the immediate area. The geographic information that is provided in the ticketing software showed that most of the patrons attending came from the Alexandria area, with a few exceptions from farther away.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dean Anderson, Dave Anderson, Jean Robley, Sandy Susag, Alan Zeithamer, Angie Krebs, Pam Carlson
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To sponsor an artist residency featuring the St Paul Ballet, with a masterclass and a performance of "An American in Paris."
Project Manager
First Name
Mark
Last Name
Halvorson
Organization Name
The Alexandria Public Schools
Street Address
1410 McKay Ave S Ste 201
City
Alexandria
State
MN
Zip Code
56308
Phone
(320) 762-3310x 4604
Email
mhalvorson@alexandria.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager at Historic Holmes Theatre, Board Member at Playhouse 412; Susan Kay: Retired Professor of American Studies, Retreat Coordinator at New York Mills Arts Retreat; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio, textile artist, owner of a quilting retreat center; Andrew Sletten: drummer, actor, organizer of community arts space and performance venue; Siobhan Bremer: Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota-Morris, regional equity actor, director, dancer; Jamie Beyer: marketing and graphic designer; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Erin Gunderson: Library branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Carolyn Aarsvold: former Lake Region Arts Council Board member, retired instrumental music teacher.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager at Historic Holmes Theatre, Board Member at Playhouse 412; Susan Kay: Retired Professor of American Studies, Retreat Coordinator at New York Mills Arts Retreat; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio, textile artist, owner of a quilting retreat center; Andrew Sletten: drummer, actor, organizer of community arts space and performance venue; Siobhan Bremer: Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota-Morris, regional equity actor, director, dancer; Jamie Beyer: marketing and graphic designer; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Erin Gunderson: Library branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Nancy Berns: former Lake Region Arts Council Board member, community theatre advocate, actor, costumer, vocalist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Lake Region Arts Council, Maxine Adams (218) 739-5780