Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
North House Folk School
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Washington
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,020
Direct expenses
$34,520
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

50% folk artist participation growth at Wooden Boat Show yields networking, cross-discipline collaboration, and greater visibility for NHFS’s mission. NHFS will measure the number of participating artisans against previous years. Written surveys and qualitative feedback during the instructor/artisan gathering will indicate success. 2: Rigorous marketing efforts will increase the number of event participants by 10%, exposing them to a unique hands-on craft learning experience. NHFS will measure the number of participants against previous years. Analysis of in-person and post-event surveys will indicate the quality of the arts experience and interest in future coursework.

Measurable Outcome(s)

WBS increased folk artist participation by 55% from last year, fostering opportunities for networking, collaboration, and mission-driven programming. NHFS's Program Director checked in during (in-person) and after (e-mail) the event. Based on qualitative feedback, demonstrators spoke with a higher volume of visitors people and were able to recruit additional students for upcoming coursework. Increased artist participation helped instructors to see their work at NHFS as part of a larger community of craft rather than an isolated effort. As many artists work independently, NHFS events are a way to meaningfully engage with colleagues. 2: The number of WBS event participants grew, exposing Minnesotans to hands-on craft learning at NHFS. NHFS tracked event participation in 2016 against previous years, using key event highlights as a measuring stick. Volunteers surveyed event attendees with a questionnaire. Survey results were analyzed and interpreted by the Program Director and distributed to staff for review.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mary Boyle Anderson, Nancy Burns, Rob Ilstrup, Buck Benson, Jodi Belluz, John Bergstrom, Jon Farchmin, Andrew Houlton, Layne Kennedy, Jana Larson, Todd Mestad, Susan Morrison, Mary Morrison, Kathy Rice, Jim Sannerud, John Schoenherr, Steve Surbaugh
Project Overview
Minnesota Festival Support
Project Details
North House Folk School will increase programming and regional visibility during its 2016 Wooden Boat Show in Grand Marais, inviting artists and visitors to celebrate wooden boats, traditional crafts, hands-on learning, and the joy of summer.
Project Manager
First Name
Greg
Last Name
Wright
Organization Name
North House Folk School
Street Address
PO Box 759 500 W Hwy 61
City
Grand Marais
State
MN
Phone
(218) 387-2968
Email
gwright@northhouse.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Private equity manager; board chair, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Nolita Christensen: Community and nonprofit management consultant; woodworker; Richard Hansen: Film curator, Redeye Cinema; founder, Duluth Superior Film Festival and Prove Gallery, Duluth; Leif Larsen: Producer, music events for MPR; attorney; Christian Novak: Membership and marketing manager, American Craft Council; Carla Tamburro: Coordinator, Park Point Art Fair, Duluth; art educator
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600