Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,410
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota-Morris AKA University of Minnesota-Morris, English Discipline
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2016
End Date
January 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stevens
Pope
Traverse
Grant
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
$3,410
Other Funds Leveraged
$550
Direct expenses
$3,960
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide arts access and education to developing writers in our area. To increase opportunities for ongoing collaboration for local writers. To increase opportunities for young community members to engage in meaningful interactions around writing. To increase opportunities for working writers to develop relationships with one another and with emerging writers. We will employ two mechanisms to measure the outcomes of each workshop: 1. An exit survey will be given to participants at the end of each workshop session. Our goal is to achieve a 75% positive response to the workshop. 2. As part of the literary festival, participants will have an extended opportunity to provide feedback through comment cards available at all events. Our past use of these cards has helped us determine that there is a significant demand for highly interactive, non-intimidating activities focused on writing.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Participants were happy with the experience. The critiques included a desire for more time and for follow-up opportunities, as well as some discomfort with the newness of the activity. In future events, We believe PGLF should remind participants of this e

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Brook Miller, Chrissy Kolaya, Jayne Blodgett, Kelsey Butler, Kim Ukura, Tim Soderberg
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To provide two literary workshops at the 2016 Prairie Gate Literary Festival, presented by Hazel and Wren, a Minnesota literary arts organization.
Project Manager
First Name
Roger
Last Name
Wareham
Organization Name
Regents of the University of Minnesota-Morris AKA University of Minnesota-Morris, English Discipline
Street Address
600 4th St E Grant Devel Office
City
Morris
State
MN
Zip Code
56267-2134
Phone
(320) 589-6460
Email
warehamr@morris.umn.edu
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