Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,820
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Gordon F. Ekberg
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Grant
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,820
Other Funds Leveraged
$840
Direct expenses
$4,660
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To print a book that has been long contemplated. To complete the remaining few chapters by the end of this year. To have this book available for sale to the many people who are aware of it and waiting for its printing. To conduct presentations in which excerpts are read, the writing process is shared, and participants' questions are answered. To share in book signings. 1. Audience Feedback, number and quality of questions during presentation. 2. Provide short questionnaires to participants (ex: learn something new, inspired to achieve something being deferred, new ambitions or courage to write, liking the book?) 3. Sales.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Pre- and post- oral quizzes to the groups (8-10) questions indicated great comprehension when accuracy was at 100% in post-quiz. Audience members indicated they liked the book (including the Thorson Mem. Library Book Club who read the book before we met)

Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To self-publish his writing, "Between the Cattails and Bulrushes," working with an editor, and to offering book signing and authors talks in the area.

Project Manager
First Name
Gordon
Last Name
Ekberg
Organization Name
Gordon F. Ekberg
State
MN
Phone
(320) 677-2687
Email
lawndale@frontiernet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; Andrew Sletten: Drummer, actor, organizer of community arts and performance space; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association Andrew Sletten: Drummer, actor, organizer of community arts and performance space; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No