Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,730
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Rourke Art Gallery Museum
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

To pay for a portion of the insurance premiums in 2017.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; 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; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; 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; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; 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; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; 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; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

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

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,730
Other Funds Leveraged
$112,850
Direct expenses
$116,580
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide hands on education for students in real time environment, however, work study is not without expense. Our goal is to educate. We are learning all the time and much of it is through teaching. The Rourke Art Gallery Museum takes the opportunity of evaluation seriously and does so through counting attendance at events, evaluation forms for the Rourke Art Academy educational workshops/demonstrations/talks/performances, soliciting exposure through invitations for community clubs and organizations to use the facility for their own meetings and receptions, and City of Moorhead use of the building.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The portion of the operating budget that we were able to reallocate, thanks to LRAC funds directed to the museum's insurance policy, helped to support exhibitions of celebrated artists such as Fritz Scholder and Deborahmae Broad and of important emerging artists such as Ben Rheault, enhanced our presentation of the 58th Midwestern Exhibition on the theme ''Revolution'', and enabled us to make vital staff hires including an executive director and an exhibition coordinator.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Alex Fogarty, Bev Lake, Chad Johnson, Chris Astrup, J Bracken Rourke, Jeanne Aske, Jeff Knight, John Docken, Ron Ramsay, Su Legatt
Project Manager
First Name
Cady
Last Name
Mittelstadt
Organization Name
The Rourke Art Gallery Museum
Street Address
521 Main Ave PO Box 345
City
Moorhead
State
MN
Zip Code
56560
Phone
(218) 236-8861
Email
cady.mittlestadt@therourke.org
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
Email the Agency
Location

133 Mill Street South
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Phone
218-739-5780 or 800-262-2787 (MN Only)
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