Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
March 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Pope
Stevens
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$500
Direct expenses
$4,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. To bring community people of all generations and backgrounds to Central Square for a performance of Celtic music, dancing and storytelling. (Not to mention fun and laughter and a meal) 2. To introduce west central Minnesota to the idea of a ceilidh. 3. To celebrate the music, dancing and cultural traditions of Nova Scotia and people of Scottish/Irish descent. 4. To teach people of all ages the group dances in the Gaelic tradition including circle dances and step dancing. 5. To reinforce the idea that Central Square is a place and a program central to the cultural and artistic life of the Pope County community. 6. To provide an opportunity for Minnesota musicians to make a living doing their art.Before the evening ends (actually integral to the event), we will have a short facilitated and documented discussion with all the participants at the ceilidh. The Northern Gael musicians will be present for this evaluation discussion too. The audience will be asked to comment on their experience and offer their ideas about the music and the dancing. We will ask them to describe how (if at all) they are changed by having participated in an arts experience of Gaelic music, tradition and culture. We will ask people how they learned about the event in order to assess the best methods for publicity and promotion. The Artists may also have some questions for the audience to help them with feedback on their performance. Finally, a form will be distributed and collected that requests demographic information, such as home community, email address, age and occupation. This form will include a place for people to write down their ideas and suggestions for other programs and performances that they'd like to see presented at Central Square in the future. Finally, we will ask the performers to complete a short survey themselves about how they felt they were treated by Central Square staff and volunteers and how well they thought the preparations for the program had gone. Communication, planning etc. Central Square will use the information gained from this evaluation process to improve our programming and preparations for performance events in the future.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Of the 115 attendees, 49 returned the surveys, all of the comments were positive about the event.  Many of the participants were families with three generations, others were home school families with an interest in the history and culture of the ceildh.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Barbara Kramber, Bill Jewett, Dorothy Jenum, Karen Martinson, Lori Zellman, Sandra Josephs, Tom Olejnicak
Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To present a ceildh a social gathering featuring the music and dances of Scotland performed by Northern Gael.

Project Manager
First Name
Cheryl
Last Name
Larson
Organization Name
Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
Street Address
105 2nd Ave NE
City
Glenwood
State
MN
Zip Code
56334-1226
Phone
(320) 634-0400
Email
office@centralsquare.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Amy Schmidt: literary and visual artist, bookstore owner; Carolyn Aarsvold: retired elementary music educator, violinist; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Christian Boe: former director of Traverse County Social Services, musician, art advocate; Donald Clark: professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Jane Gudmundson: retired gallery manager Minnesota State University-Moorhead, artist in residence; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Michael Eble; professor and gallery curator, University of Minnesota-Morris, visual artist; Nancy Berns: radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Pagyn Harding: literary artist and published author; Rebecca Davis: international classical pianist and teacher, graduate and former instructor of The Julliard School; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Timothy Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Dick DuBord (alternate): former Lakes Region Arts Council Board member, visual artist-wood.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Nancy Berns: radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Timothy Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Carolyn Aarsvold: retired elementary music educator, violinist; Donald Clark: professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Pagyn Harding: literary artist and published author; Jane Gudmundson: retired gallery manager at Mankato State University-Moorhead, artist in residence; Rebecca Davis: international classical pianist and teacher, graduate and former instructor at The Julliard School; Christian Boe: former director Traverse County Social Services, musician, art advocate; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Amy Schmidt: literary and visual artist, bookstore owner; Michael Eble: professor and gallery curator, University of Minnesota-Morris, visual artist; Kari Adams: visual artist, graphic designer, printmaker; Dick DuBord: retired Professor Social Work at Mankato State University-Moorhead, visual artist-wood.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Lake Region Arts Council, Maxine Adams (218) 739-5780